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Accident: 200710481 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Falling Forklift Carriage

Accident: 200710481 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 05/08/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11004039105/11/19987359Equipment Depot Inc.
Employee #1 was servicing the hydraulic system on a forklift. The mast raised and the lift carriage, with attached forks, was secured with a chain. He was under the lift carriage when the chain broke and he was crushed by the falling carriage and forks. The chain was in poor condition and the forks should have been removed before the work was undertaken.
Keywords: chain, maintenance, inadequate maint, work rules, equipment failure, crushed, industrial truck, mech mat handling, falling object, broken chain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110040391 Fatality Other Not specified mechanics and repairers

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