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Accident: 570937 - Employee Later Dies After Backing Forklift Truck Out Of Dock

Accident: 570937 -- Report ID: 0523420 -- Event Date: 11/04/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
132511711/08/19853692Rayoval Corporation
Employee #1, a forklift truck driver, was performing a Y-turnabout with a stand-up rider-type forklift truck and backing onto an adjustable dock plate. The dock plate was either in the down or inclined position, or it was in the level position but not latched. Due to the apparently unexpected incline, the forklift truck continued traveling in reverse and backed out the loading dock door. Employee #1 suffered leg amputation and later died.
Keywords: ind trk operator, dock, unsecured, work rules, industrial truck, lost control, backing up, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1325117 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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