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Accident: 202363693 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Forklift

Accident: 202363693 -- Report ID: 1055350 -- Event Date: 03/17/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30747627503/17/20044222Columbia Colstor, Inc
At approximately 1:30 a.m. on March 17, 2004, Employee #1 was aiding a coworker to extract a Crown RR 5220-45 4500 capacity Rider Truck from between a cold storage rack isle. The coworker was steering the vehicle and Employee #1 was located behind it when the vehicle lost power with a load raised by the forks. The employees managed to restore power to the vehicle. When the coworker moved the vehicle, Employee #1 was caught between the counterweight and the storage rack framework. Several coworkers removed Employee #1 using another forklift and then called a 911 emergency service unit to the scene. Employee #1 was killed due to a head fracture.
Keywords: fracture, head, ind trk operator, vehicle in gear, warehouse, caught between, industrial truck, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307476275 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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