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Accident: 42942.015 - Employee Is Killed In Off-Loading Incident

Accident: 42942.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 04/03/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
899008.01504/04/2013Towne Construction Services, Llc
At 1:00 p.m. on April 3, 2013, Employee #1 and Co-worker #1, employed by a const ruction services company, were off-loading construction material at the employer 's home office. Employee #1, a tractor trailer truck driver, had delivered a lo ad of 75 boxes, each weighing 30 pounds, for a total weight of 2, 375 pounds. T he boxes were stacked on a 48 inch x 48 inch wood skid on the truck bed. Co-w orker #1 was operating a Bobcat loader with forklift. Employee #1 assisted Co-w orker #1 with the off-loading by directing the lift's fork under the load as he stood on the truck bed. After performing a test lift while the load was still o n the truck bed, Co-worker #1 lifted the load, tilted it back against the fork m ast, and proceeded to travel backwards with the suspended load. When Employee # 1 told Co-worker #1 that the load had cleared the truck bed, Co-worker #1 began to lower the load to the ground. Employee #1 jumped off the truck bed. The Bob cat tripped forward, catching Employee #1 between the edge of the truck bed and the load. Employee #1 was fatally crushed. The subsequent investigation determ ined that the Bobcat was rated at 1,900 pounds lifting capacity and 3,900 pounds trip capacity.
Keywords: aerial lift, caught between, construction, construction vehicle, crushed, driver, loader, material handling, truck, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 899008.015 54 M Fatality

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