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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170200497 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Chemical Drum

Accident: 170200497 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 03/28/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11188494603/28/19912911Chevron Richmond Refinery
At approximately 2:45 a.m. on March 28, 1992, Employee #1 was at the barrel loading area of the B-3 plant, filling three 55-gallon drums located under three separate chutes with a product called titanium gel. When the drum on his right was full, Employee #1 used a Yale forklift, #40-302, with a front drum attachment to pick it up. He lifted the drum a few inches to clear the platform, then backed the forklift between 5 and 10 feet. After pushing the transmission lever to neutral, he dismounted and started to replace the drum under the chute. The forklift apparently moved forward, pinning Employee #1 between the full drum and the front edge of the lift's tines. He sustained crushing injuries to his chest and was killed.
Keywords: chest, ind trk operator, vehicle in gear, brake, work rules, drum, crushed, industrial truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111884946 Fatality Asphyxia Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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