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Accident: 170063408 - Employee Killed When Head Crushed By Forklift Forks

Accident: 170063408 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 11/20/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1853600311/21/19917359Dillon Supply Company, Rocky Mount Branch
Employee #1 was repairing an Allis Chalmers forklift without removing the forks or primary cylinder. He did not appear to have used any blocking device, and using only a safety chain to secure the forks. The chain was held together by a non-hardened bolt that severed. Employee #1 was under the forks when they fell, causing a concussion from which he died.
Keywords: head, repair, unsecured, blocks, work rules, equipment failure, industrial truck, bolt, struck by, concussion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18536003 Fatality Concussion Industrial machinery repairers

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