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Accident: 200811529 - Employee Crushed Between Forklift Frame And Rop Frame

Accident: 200811529 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 04/04/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30412194004/05/20033499Safety Anchor
On April 4, 2003, Employee #1 was operating a forklift while dipping anchors in a paint tub and hanging them to drip dry. After driving the forklift to the hanging area, Employee #1 climbed up between the forklift frame and the ROP frame. He stepped back or slipped and his foot engaged the lever that tilted the forklift frame. Employee #1 was crushed when caught between the ROP frame and the forklift frame. He was taken to the hospital in Andrews, Texas, and later air lifted to Lubbock, TX. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at 11:20 p.m. on April 4, 2003.
Keywords: anchor, slip, paint, caught between, crushed, industrial truck, abrasion, contusion, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304121940 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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