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Accident: 668343 - Employee Killed When Run Over By Forklift

Accident: 668343 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 02/26/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10745190802/28/19911761Western Roofing Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker were working on a ladder jack scaffold approximately 8 ft tall when an employee of another company drove a Lull materials handling forklift by the scaffold. The front tire of the forklift struck the ladder, causing one side of the scaffold to collapse and Employee #1 to fall to the ground. The forklift operator backed up the machine, stopped it, and then noticed Employee #1 lying on the ground. Subsequent investigation revealed that the forklift operator had backed over Employee #1's head after the forklift struck the scaffold. Employee #1 died from blunt head trauma.
Keywords: head, ladder, construction, industrial truck, ladder jack scaffold, fall, struck by, run over, backing up, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107451908 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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