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Accident: 200570216 - Employee Killed In Fall From Platform

Accident: 200570216 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 06/26/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11619979506/27/19982037Hanover Foods Corporation
Employee #1 was on a 20 ft high platform supported by the forks of a lift truck, using a high pressure hose to sanitize the walls of a building. The hose was wrapped around the platform post to support its weight. As the lift truck backed away from the where the hose originated, it was pulled taut and the platform was pulled off the forks of the truck. Employee #1 fell onto a large steel barrier and was killed. The platform was not secured to the forks or to any other part of the lift truck.
Keywords: unsecured, work rules, cleaning, hose, riding on equipment, industrial truck, fall, mech mat handling, elevated work plat, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116199795 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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