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Accident: 671461 - Forklift Struck Column; Driver Fatally Injured

Accident: 671461 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 09/30/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
268937012/13/19853411Quaker Oats Company
AT APPROXIMATELY 5:30 PM ON SEPTEMBER 30, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS DRIVING A 6000 POUND CAPACITY FORKLIFT TRUCK. THE TRUCK STRUCK AN "I" BEAM BUILDING SUPPORT COLUMN. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS THROWN AGAINST THE STEERING WHEEL, CAUSING INJURY TO HIS STOMACH, SPLEEN, PANCREAS AND OTHER INTERNAL ORGANS. HE DIED 74 DAYS LATER.
Keywords: abdomen, spleen, pancreas, collision, industrial truck, stomach, inattention, steering wheel
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2689370 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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