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Accident: 200625234 - Employee Dies When Caught In Forklift

Accident: 200625234 -- Report ID: 0454711 -- Event Date: 04/14/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31311571904/15/20094213Averitt Express
Employee #1 was attempting to scan a barcode on a product positioned on the forks of his lift while leaning over the steering wheel of the lift truck. With the forks of the lift raised approximately 1 foot from the bed of the trailer, the employee positioned himself between the opening in the mast of the lift truck to scan the barcode. The employee's right leg pressed against the lever controlling the up and down motions of the mast lowering the mast onto the employee's chest and right shoulder area. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: chest, control lever, industrial truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313115719 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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