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Accident: 170064281 - Employee Killed When Crushed Under Overturned Forklift

Accident: 170064281 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 09/16/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12696306509/16/19975211Allied Building Product Corp.
At 2:15 p.m. on September 16, 1997, Employee #1, age 20, was working at Allied Building Products Corporation, in Phoenix, AZ. He had just driven a forklift up a ramp and started to turn into the warehouse when he stopped and got out to help a coworker. He did not set the brake and accidentally hit the gearshift as he dismounted, putting the forklift in reverse. He took several steps, noticed the forklift moving backward, and ran to get in and stop it. He jumped onto its left side just as the left rear tire slipped off the 30 1/2 in. high landing dock. The forklift rolled to the left, preventing Employee #1 from getting inside. He was trapped, hanging outside the forklift when it fell to the ground. He was crushed and killed. On the day of the accident, Employee #1 had started work at 7:00 a.m.
Keywords: ind trk operator, vehicle in gear, brake, work rules, crushed, industrial truck, fall, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126963065 Fatality Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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