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Accident: 202637799 - Employee Is Killed When Caught Between Forklift And Rail

Accident: 202637799 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 11/11/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31705905311/12/20134953Workforce, Inc.
At approximately 6:40 a.m. on November 11, 2013, Employee #1, with Workforce, Inc., was helping three coworkers change the shredder screen. A forklift was used to adjust the screen once it was placed inside the shredder. The forklift forks were in a raised position with the forklift mast between the shredder screen guard railing and the shredder. Employee #1 was seated on the forklift, when Employee #1 climbed onto the front of the forklift to reach for a screen shim on top of the shredder screen guard railing. Employee #1 was standing on the forklift between the forklift mast and the shredder screen railing when the forklift moved backwards (reverse) pinching Employee #1 between the mast and the shredder screen guard railing. Employee #1 was killed by the injuries sustained in the incident.
Keywords: guardrail, vehicle in gear, screen, waste proc fac, caught between, industrial truck, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317059053 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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