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Accident: 14571269 - Overturning Forklift Fell Onto Lift Operator

Accident: 14571269 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 03/24/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10236782803/25/19871796Lewis D. Johnson Construction
ON MARCH 24, 1987, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A FORKLIFT TO MOVE A STACK OF METAL FRAMES. AS HE DROVE THE HYSTER FORKLIFT TOWARDS THE WORK AREA, THE TRUCK SUDDENLY BEGAN TO FALL TO THE RIGHT. THE FORKLIFT WAS DRIVEN INTO A PIT, OR FLOOR OPENING, 16 INCHES DEEP BY 60 FEET BY 45 FEET. THERE WAS NO PERIMETER BARRIER AROUND THE FLOOR OPENING. AS THE FORKLIFT FELL TO THE RIGHT , THE EMPLOYEE WAS THROWN OFF. THE OVERHEAD GUARD CAME TO REST ON HIS BACK.
Keywords: barrier guard, pinned, overhead guard, industrial truck, floor opening, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102367828 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Carpenters

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