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Accident: 201770492 - Employee Injured When Forklift Overturns

Accident: 201770492 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 07/23/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30132108907/23/19981542General Building Trades
On July 22, 1998, two employees were assigned to clean-up the back lot of a facility. The employees were loading 14-ft by 6-in. by 1-in. wood product planking into a dumpster. The owner told the men that there was a fork lift in the warehouse that they could use if they knew how to drive it. Employee #1 started the fork lift and moved it out into the area that was being cleaned. The fork lift was used for the majority of that day and into the beginning of the next. As a load of wood product was being moved to the dumpster, the right side of the load broke and slid off the forks. This action caused the planks to strike the fork lift, knocking it over. Employee #1 sustained injuries as his body struck the ground and was hospitalized.
Keywords: industrial truck, abrasion, contusion, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301321089 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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