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Accident: 170374920 - Employee Pinned Between Forklift Mast And Cage

Accident: 170374920 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 03/23/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11969576504/27/19947699Truck & Trailer Refrigeration, Inc.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on March 23, 1994, Employee #1, a 19-year-old mechanic for Truck and Trailer Refrigeration, Inc., with 8 months of experience, was removing a plenum from a United Technology air conditioner unit with an Elwell-Parker forklift. He had climbed and positioned himself between the mast and overhead cage (18 inches in width) to place a chain through the rear of the mast. His foot struck the controls and caused the mast to tilt back and pin him between the mast and cage. He suffered a severe blunt injury to his abdomen. Accident-related violations: T8CCR 342(a), regulatory; T8CCR 3664(a), general; and T8CCR 3203(a)(3), serious.
Keywords: abdomen, pinned, work rules, control lever, mechanic, struck against, industrial truck, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119695765 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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