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Accident: 200232114 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Forklift

Accident: 200232114 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 03/25/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31157535103/26/20085093Pacific Steel & Recycling
On March 25, 2008, Employee #1 was walking back to his work area after taking a break. A forklift was carrying a load of cardboard bales that weighed approximately 2,300 lbs. The forklift operator had the forks approximately 6 to 8-in. above the ground and then raised them approximately 1 to 2-in. more to avoid losing the two bale load as he approached an area on the path that had a dip. The forklift operator continued to travel forward with an obstructed view. Employee #1 was killed when he apparently bent over to pick something up and was struck in the head and hip by the forks of the forklift.
Keywords: impaled, obstructed view, industrial truck, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311575351 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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