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Accident: 200823128 - Employee Killed When Crushed Between A Forklift And Truck

Accident: 200823128 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 09/15/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30815362609/19/20053841Shank'S Veterinary Equipment, Inc.
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on September 15, 2005, Employee #1 was ratcheting a load-binding strap on a flatbed truck, securing a load that had just been loaded onto the truck by a Caterpillar 50 forklift truck. Another employee was operating the forklift and dismounted it to go to the opposite side of the flatbed truck to assist in securing the load-binding straps. The forklift operator observed the forklift beginning to move toward the flatbed truck and warned Employee #1. Employee #1 was struck by the rolling forklift and pinned between the flatbed truck and the mast of the forklift. Employee #1 was killed as a result of crushing injuries to his upper body. The forklift operator did not set the parking brake before dismounting the forklift. The employer had provided forklift training to employees.
Keywords: chest, vehicle in gear, brake, pinned, caught between, crushed, industrial truck, load binder, mech mat handling, flatbed truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308153626 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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