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Accident: 14532097 - Employee Crushed Between Mast And Cage Of Forklift

Accident: 14532097 -- Report ID: 1032300 -- Event Date: 04/24/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10189853404/24/19872092Cook Inlet Processing
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS TRYING TO LIFT A SUCTION TUBE (18 FEET LONG, 10 INCHES OUTSIDE DIAMETER AND WEIGHING 200 POUNDS), WHICH HAD FALLEN BETWEEN THE MAST AND CAGE OF A FORKLIFT, OVER THE FORKLIFT'S MAST. WHILE HE WAS LIFTING THE TUBE ONE END OF IT MOVED AND STRUCK THE MAST LEVER. THE MAST HTDRAULIC CONTROL WAS ACTIVATED AND THE MAST WAS TILTED BACK TOWARDS THE CAGE. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS NOT ABLE TO MOVE QUICKLY ENOUGH TO AVOID GETTING CAUGHT BETWEEN THE MAST AND CAGE. HE SUFFERED FATAL CRUSHING INJURIES AND A RUPTURED LIVER. EMPLOYEE #1 FAILED TO SHUT OFF THE FORKLIFT BEFORE HE ATTEMPTED TO MOVE THE SUCTION TUBE.
Keywords: work rules, liver, rupture, crushed, industrial truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101898534 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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