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Accident: 170087324 - Employee Killed When Struck In Chest By Crossbar

Accident: 170087324 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 08/19/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10668981308/23/19942033Portion Pack, Inc.
On August 19, 1994, Employee #1, an untrained temporary warehouse person, was relocating four pallets of merchandise from a warehouse wall to the floor area under a 5 ft high storage rack. The employee was operating a Crown stand-up type electric forklift, model #30RCTTS, serial #H10720-141. The operator's compartment was located at the rear of the forklift and was 4 ft 5 in. above the floor. The employee was approximately 6 ft tall and was operating the forklift at a speed that would not permit the forklift to stop. The forklift went under the storage rack, and Employee #1's chest collided with a 4 in. wide metal cross bar on the storage rack. He died.
Keywords: chest, ind trk operator, speeding, work rules, crossarm, collision, industrial truck, storage rack, struck by, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106689813 Fatality Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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