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Accident: 201798600 - Employee Injured When Forklift Tips Forward

Accident: 201798600 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 08/19/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30133301908/25/20041751L & J Construction
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on August 19, 2004, Employee #1 and his supervisor were working for L & J Construction Inc., operating a gradall rough terrain reach forklift, Model 532-3s, Serial Number 0166068. Employee #1 placed about half of the boards on the roof catwalk located about 14 feet above the floor. The supervisor used the forklift to elevate Employee #1 and the boards. The Supervisor extended the boom out further to reach the next catwalk. The forklift tipped forward causing the rear wheels to come off the ground, the basket to hit the ground, and the 2-inch by 6-inch by 16-foot boards slid forward and pressed Employee #1 against the front frame of the basket. Employee #1 was transported to USC Medical Center where he remained for 9 days due to a ruptured spleen and three broken ribs.
Keywords: spleen, broom, rupture, industrial truck, rib, elevated work plat, work platform
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301333019 Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
FatCause: Other

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