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Accident: 170380653 - Employee Killed When Falling Car Lands On His Head

Accident: 170380653 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 06/16/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12029073906/19/19955093Cream'S Dismantling & Scrap Inc
Employee #1 and a coworker were under the forks of a Hyster SC160, 16,000 lb capacity forklift preparing a Ford Fiesta for crushing in an auto salvage yard. The car was elevated approximately 5 ft above the ground. The width of the forks was 46 inches. The employees were removing the car's tires, wheels, and fluid. The car shifted and slid off the forks and landed on Employee #1's head, killing him instantly. The load was not blocked to prevent movement.
Keywords: head, unsecured, blocks, work rules, load shift, crushed, industrial truck, automobile, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120290739 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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