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Accident: 202126413 - Employee Is Killed By Fire After Being Pinned By Forklift

Accident: 202126413 -- Report ID: 0627410 -- Event Date: 11/14/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30724591011/14/20052448Kastro'S Wood Pallets, Inc
On November 14, 2005, Employee #1 was pinned against a burn bin when he inadvertently engaged a forklift's transmission as he was dismounting it. He did not lower the forks and the forklift moved forward and pinned him against the burn bin, where a fire engulfed and killed him. There were no witnesses to the accident, and a coworker found him deceased about 45 minutes since the last time they had visual contact.
Keywords: burn, vehicle in gear, pinned, fire, caught between, industrial truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307245910 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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