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Accident: 201041035 - Employee Killed When Struck By Rolling Forklift

Accident: 201041035 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 05/28/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30545443105/29/20023498Southland Industries
On May 28, 2002, Employee #1, a delivery truck driver, and a coworker who was operating an industrial truck were off-loading pallets from Employee #1's flatbed cargo truck. They were nearly finished when Employee #1 summoned the coworker to examine a panel on the truck bed gate. The coworker stopped the forklift and dismounted when the vehicle began to roll down the approximately 10 ft long, 3 degree sloped asphalt ramp toward Employee #1. The coworker tried to pull him out of the path of travel, but Employee #1 was struck by the forklift. Employee #1 sustained severe internal injuries and was killed.
Keywords: delivery work, vehicle in gear, ramp, work rules, industrial truck, mech mat handling, off loading, struck by, unmanned, slope
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305454431 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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