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Accident: 53226.015 - Employee Is Crushed By Falling Forklift And Is Killed

Accident: 53226.015 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 10/03/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
942964.01510/03/2013Omar Barahona
At 11:00 a.m. on October 3, 2013, Employee #1, a mechanic, was working under an elevated forklift, a Hyster Forklift Model number H60XM, and Serial number H177B38156Z, testing the alternator using an electrical tester. The employee had placed four inch by four inch pieces of lumber under each wheel, instead of under the frame of the truck, to raise the forklift. The truck shifted and the wood blocks became dislodged. The forklift fell on Employee #1, killing him.
Keywords: struck by, test equipment, wheel, falling object, lumber, mechanic, powered industrial vehicle, crushed, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 942964.015 61 M Fatality Fracture Automobile body and related repairers

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