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Accident: 202588372 - Employee Is Knocked Down By A Forklift And Hits His Head

Accident: 202588372 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 05/07/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31532184405/08/20132064Kerry, Inc. Dba Kerry Ingredients Inc.
On May 7, 2013, Employee #1, a forklift operator of Kerry Inc., was traveling east on the right side of the aisle in the bulk receiving area colloquially known as "Pig Farm" while loaded with empty wooden pallets. Simultaneously, Employee #2, a sanitation employee, was operating/pushing a non-mechanized trash cart towards the west in the opposite direction. As Employee # 1 approached the location where he intended to unload the pallets, he suddenly turned left and collided with Employee # 2's cart, knocking Employee #2 to the ground. Employee #1 sustained a head injury but helped Employee # 2 to get up from the floor. 911 were called and Employee # 2 was transported to Eden medical center where he succumbed to his injuries on May 8, 2014, at approximately 1:45 a.m.
Keywords: head, collision, industrial truck, pallet
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315321844 Fatality Concussion Janitors and cleaners

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