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Accident: 200672954 - Employee Crushed And Killed By Forks Of Lift Truck

Accident: 200672954 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 11/18/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30318642311/20/20007699H & J Contracting, Inc.
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on November 18, 2000, Employee #1 was repairing a leaking hydraulic fitting on the lift hoist of a forklift. He raised the forks of the lift truck and lay down under them to tighten the bottom fitting on the lift cylinder. The fitting stripped out, allowing the hydraulic fluid to escape and the forks to fall. They landed on Employee #1's chest, fracturing several of his ribs. He died of asphyxia.
Keywords: leak, fracture, asphyxiated, repair, blocks, work rules, caught between, industrial truck, rib, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303186423 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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