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Accident: 14541635 - One Killed, One Injured When Forklift Overturns

Accident: 14541635 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 08/28/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10109728508/28/19862441Kelly Partee Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10109729308/28/19861522Metzger And Company
At approximately 11:55 a.m. on August 28, 1986, Employee #2 instructed Employee #1 to use a Pettibone 88 wheeled forklift to hoist him 34 ft onto a job-built wooden platform to cut a dead tree. The forklift was on an incline and overturned. Employee #2 hit the blacktop, striking his head against the curb. He was killed. Employee #1 was struck by the lift's ROPS, breaking two ribs.
Keywords: head, work rules, industrial truck, rib, elevated work plat, overturn, fracture, construction, fall, slope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101097285 Fatality Concussion Timber cutting and logging occupations
2 101097293 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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