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Accident: 200032936 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed In Forklift Incident

Accident: 200032936 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 05/04/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31017648205/07/20072899Smap Manufacturing, Inc.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on May 4, 2007, five employees, forklift operators, were working at SMAP Manufacturing, Inc. Employee #1 and Employee #2 were cleaning out the warehouse. Employee #1 was riding on the fork of the TCM forklift truck (Serial Number 74T00273), which was operated by Employee #2. Employee #1 was standing on the right fork, and there was a box on the left fork. Employee #1 lost his balance on the fork, and his arms was waving in the air. Employee #2 noticed him falling, and he applied the brakes on the forklift. The forklift ran into an 18 in. diameter concrete support column. Employee #1 was pinned between the forklift and a concrete support column. Employee #1 was transported to St. James Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: column, driver, riding on equipment, caught between, crushed, industrial truck, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310176482 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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