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Accident: 200690105 - Employee Killed When Fork Truck Slips Off Jack

Accident: 200690105 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 08/22/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30050260608/22/19975093Automated Material Handling Spfld Facility
Employee #1 was removing or tightening a leaking hydraulic filter on a propane-powered fork truck. He placed a hydraulic jack under the driver's side of the truck, and raised it approximately 12 in. off the floor. The vehicle slipped off the jack and fell, crushing Employee #1against the concrete garage floor. He was killed. Employee #1 had not engaged the brake of the fork truck, nor had he put jack stands under the fork truck or chocked its wheels.
Keywords: chock, repair, brake, hydraulic jack, unsecured, work rules, industrial truck, falling object, jack, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300502606 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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