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Accident: 170794226 - Employee Killed When Forklift Rolled Over

Accident: 170794226 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 02/23/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30415188902/23/20010762Trees & Vines Management Llc
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on February 23, 2001, Employee #1 and another employee were laying out telephone cable from a spool attached to the forks of a forklift. They were working on an incline with a Dyna-scat three wheel forklift. The other employee was driving the forklift up the hill. Employee #1 jumped on the side of the forklift causing it to become top heavy on the side of the hill. The forklift spun around and rolled over. Employee #1 attempted to jump away from the forklift but the roll cage came down on him. Employee sustained a fractured neck, shoulder, back, and legs, and was killed.
Keywords: fracture, shoulder, communication cable, roll-over, back, industrial truck, fall, neck, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304151889 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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