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Accident: 14543839 - Fork Lift Rolled Off Dock; Operator Died From Head Injury

Accident: 14543839 -- Report ID: 0317740 -- Event Date: 02/28/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
90148803/04/19864212Air Delivery Service, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS UNLOADING A 16 FOOT CARGO TRUCK, USING A 2,500 POUND CAPACITY FORK LIFT TRUCK. THE EMPLOYEE LEFT THE TRUCK RUNNING, IN NEUTRAL, AND WITHOUT SETTING THE EMERGENCY BRAKES. HE REMAINED IN THE OPERATOR'S SEAT, HOWEVER. THE FORKLIFT ROLLED OUT OF THE TRUCK AND TOWARD THE EDGE OF THE LOADING DOCK. IT ROLLED OFF THE DOCK, FALLING A DISTANCE OF 3 1/2 TO 4 FEET TO THE GROUND. EMPLOYEE #1 STRUCK HIS HEAD AGAINST A STEEL UPRIGHT ON THE FORKLIFT WHEN THE FORKLIFT HIT THE GROUND. HE SUFFERED FATAL HEAD INJURIES.
Keywords: head, brake, industrial truck, fall, struck by, loading dock, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 901488 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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