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Accident: 14542286 - Employee Killed In 8 Ft Fall From Pallet

Accident: 14542286 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 05/23/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
163086205/24/19841795D H Griffin Wrecking Co Inc
Employee #1 and coworkers were engaged in the demolition and salvage of an old airport terminal. Employee #1 was working from a wooden pallet elevated 8 ft by a forklift, preparing to use a cutting torch to remove a bundle of wire from the side wall of the building. A Bobcat loader was passing by and became entangled in a partially cut communications cable. The Bobcat pulled the cable, which then pulled the wooden pallet and forklift mast, jerking the forklift. Employee #1 lost his balance and fell from the pallet to the concrete floor. He was killed.
Keywords: demolition, work rules, construction, industrial truck, fall, fall protection, pallet, elevated work plat, lost balance, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1630862 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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