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Accident: 687533 - Forklift Operator Killed By Wire Rope And Anchor Plate

Accident: 687533 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 01/30/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10302028502/01/19913465General Motors Corp. (Assembly Plant)
Employee #1 was backing up an Eaton-Yale 8,000 lb forklift in a rack make-up area of an auto fabrication plant and struck a wire rope cable strung approximately 7 ft high between two 40 ft columns. The anchor plate that secured the cable to the column gave way, striking the employee in the back of the head and killing him.
Keywords: anchor, head, ind trk operator, wire rope, struck against, column, industrial truck, struck by, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103020285 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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