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Accident: 14562342 - Employee In A Container Fell From Elevated Fork Lift Forks

Accident: 14562342 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 04/04/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10069430604/08/19873563Air Techniques, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING FROM A SHIPPING CONTAINER INSTEAD OF A SAFETY PLATFORM ON THE FORKS OF A FORKLIFT. THE FORKS TILTED FORWARD, ALLOWING THE UNSECURED CONTAINER TO FALL. EMPLOYEE #1 FELL OUT OF THE CONTAINER 14 FEET TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR. THE 190 POUND CONTAINER THEN FELL ONTO THE EMPLOYEE'S BACK AND HEAD, KILLING HIM.
Keywords: head, unsecured, work rules, back, industrial truck, fall, struck by, falling object, work platform
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100694306 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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