Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200553246 - Employee Crushed By Forklift Mast

Accident: 200553246 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 02/20/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30596460302/23/20044231Saia Motor Freight Line, Inc.
An employee was loading cargo into a tractor trailer with a powered industrial truck. He was operating the fork lift inside the trailer. He was later found crushed to death by the mast of the forklift. There were no witnesses to the accident, but it appears that the employee was leaning through the mast in order to reach or read a packing slip on a package. His knee contacted the control lever that lowers the mast. The mast lowered on him between the base of the neck and his shoulders. He died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: ind trk operator, boom, control lever, caught between, crushed, industrial truck, neck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305964603 Fatality Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close