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Accident: 39096.015 - Employee Killed When Repairing Lifting Mechanism Of Forklift

Accident: 39096.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 01/23/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
848024.01501/23/2013Little River Investment Group L.P.
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on January 23, 2013, Employee #1 was reinstalling th e main hydraulic cylinder of an 18,000 pound Wiggins three stage marine forklift . The lifting mechanism for the three stages was elevated to the maximum height with the aid of another auxiliary forklift. The three stages were tied together with chains and a wire rope come-along. Employee #1 was trying to align and con nect the upper end of the cylinder to the frame of the first stage. The chains a nd the come-along failed and Employee #1 was struck by the falling stages. Empl oyee #1's head and chest were crushed and he died.
Keywords: broken cable, broken chain, chest, crushing, falling object, head, industrial truck, lockout/tagout, maintenance, struck by, suspended load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 848024.015 21 M Fatality Technicians, n.e.c.

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