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Accident: 201057775 - Employee Dies After Being Struck By Tractor Trailer

Accident: 201057775 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 07/24/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30078247107/25/20032511Sandberg Furniture
At approximately 2:39 p.m. on July 24, 2003, Employee #1, a maintenance worker, was cleaning a forklift in the driveway of a furniture manufacturing facility when he was struck by a tractor trailer truck that was backing up to a finished goods receiving warehouse. The employee was pinned between the front right side of trailer and the forklift. He was transported to Los Angeles County USC Medical Hospital where he died. The investigation revealed that there was no back-up alarm on the truck or the attached 50-foot trailer and the truck driver's vision was obstructed to the right rear of the vehicle.
Keywords: back-up alarm, maintenance, pinned, cleaning, obstructed rear view, industrial truck, struck by, tractor trailer, trailer, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300782471 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Machinery maintenance occupations

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