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Accident: 200090546 - Worker Is Killed When Caught Between Forklift Mast And Cage

Accident: 200090546 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 12/01/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30757610812/01/20055311Wal-Mart Corp.
On December 1, 2005, an employee was operating a forklift in a small area when he struck and damaged junction boxes. He climbed on the forklift to free his vehicle from hanging wires when his foot inadvertently contacted the forklift levers. This action raised the mast and tilted it backward. He was crushed and killed between the forklift mast and the overhead cage.
Keywords: abdomen, asphyxiated, vehicle, work rules, equipment operator, caught between, collision, crushed, industrial truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307576108 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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