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Accident: 664029 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Object

Accident: 664029 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 03/03/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10279347803/03/19981761Hartford Roofing Company, Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker placed a roofer's scale box on the forks of a fork truck. The coworker drove the truck outside and placed the forks, with the scale box on them, on the roof of an enclosed dumpster. The two workers then climbed a ladder to the dumpster roof and emptied material from the scale box into an opening in the dumpster. When they were finished, the coworker climbed down the ladder and got into the driver's seat of the fork truck while Employee #1 got into the scale box. The coworker started to back up as he lowered the forks. When the forks were approximately 4 ft above the ground, the left front tire caught a soft spot in the dirt and the truck tilted to the left. Employee #1 jumped from the scale box just as it slid off the forks, but a section of the box struck the side of his body. He sustained minor injuries and was released from the hospital the following day.
Keywords: unsecured, work rules, construction, riding on equipment, industrial truck, fall, mech mat handling, struck by, falling object, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 102793478 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:4
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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