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Accident: 201120201 - Employee Struck On Head By A Fork

Accident: 201120201 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 02/26/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11974635203/18/19971791Butte Steel
At about 8:35 a.m. on February 26, 1997, Employee #1 was setting a steel column in position using a high lift truck to lift the column. The two forks were hinged up out of the way, but not secured. Apparently, some movement or vibration of the truck caused one of the forks to fall. When the fork fell, Employee #1 was struck on the head. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Keywords: steel, column, industrial truck, struck by, concussion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119746352 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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