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Accident: 170739106 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Forklift

Accident: 170739106 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 10/25/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12006037110/26/19950172French Camp Vineyard
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on October 25, 1995, Employee #1 and two coworkers were using a large Gerlinger forklift, model #PH130, serial #320145, to load two 1-ton gondola bins of wine grapes onto trucks. The 15,000 lb capacity forklift had an attachment on the forks that extended out approximately 93 in., and a back with a piano spreader bar to hook up to the bins. One coworker was on the right of a gondola and Employee #1 was on the left side so they could hook it to the piano spreader bar. Another bin was on the other side of Employee #1, leaving him a clearance of approximately 2 ft. With the forklift in automatic drive, the operator stepped on the gas to began the lift. When the gondola cleared the flat ground on which it was resting, the forklift moved forward and ran over Employee #1. He was killed.
Keywords: clearance, vehicle in gear, vehicle, agriculture, work rules, industrial truck, mech mat handling, run over, communication, machine--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120060371 Fatality Other Farm workers

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