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Accident: 201159639 - Employee Dies After Being Pinned By Forklift

Accident: 201159639 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 08/02/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30745400908/03/20044226Materials Supplies, Inc
On August 2, 2004, Employee #1 was working for a manufacturer and distributor of HVAC systems, operating a Mitsubishi Stand-Up Forklift in a warehouse. After hearing a noise and a call for help, a supervisor and a coworker found Employee #1 unconscious, with his torso pined between the forklift body and a metal storage rack in an overextended, stretched position, with his right foot lifted off the ground. The coworker moved the forklift in reverse to free Employee #1, who then regained consciousness, but was having difficulty breathing. The coworker observed a small mark on Employee #1's stomach. Employee #1 was then assisted into a sitting position on a nearby mobile ladder stand. He was subsequently transported to Riverside Community Hospital, where he died. A mechanical inspection of the stand-up forklift after the incident found no mechanical deficiencies.
Keywords: chest, unconsciousness, stand-up operator, warehouse, pinned, torso, caught between, industrial truck, storage rack, storage area
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307454009 Fatality Other Traffic, shipping and receiving clerks

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