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Accident: 689323 - Fall From Elevated Forks Of Fork Lift Truck

Accident: 689323 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 09/28/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10454202210/08/19865411Hyvee Food Stores, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS INSTRUCTED BY HIS SHIFT MANAGER TO CONSOLIDATE PRODUCTS ON THE PALLETS IN THE REAR STORE ROOM. THE SHIFT SUPERVISOR ELEVATED EMPLOYEE #1, THE ASSISTANT SHIFT SUPERVISOR, TEN FEET UP ON THE FORKS OF A CLARK FORK LIFT. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS MOVING PRODUCTS AROUND ON THESE PALLETS WHEN HE FELL TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR. HIS HEAD STRUCK EITHER THE FORK OF THE FORKLIFT OR THE CONCRETE FLOOR. HE WAS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS. THE SHIFT SUPERVISOR AND ANOTHER EMPLOYEE CAME TO HIS ASSISTANCE. HE REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS AND WAS TRANSPORATED TO THE HOSPITAL. HE WAS OPERATED ON TO REMOVE A BLOOD CLOT FROM HIS BRAIN AND PLACED IN INTENSIVE CARE. NO LIFTING CAGE WAS USED ON THE FORKLIFT AND NO GUARDRAILS WERE PROVIDED ON THE METAL STORAGE BANKS. THE FORK LIFT LABEL CLEARLY INSTRUCTS THE OPERATOR TO "CARRY NO PASSENGERS, NEVER ELEVATE ANYONE WITHOUT A SECURED SAFETY PLATFORM". THE FORK LIFT WAS A CLARK, MODEL S30, TYPE E, SERIAL #S30-0052-4785FA. IT IS CALLED A CLARK POWERWORKER.
Keywords: head, unconsciousness, guardrail, unsecured, work rules, industrial truck, fall, fall protection, concussion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104542022 Hospitalized injury Concussion Management related occupations, n.e.c.

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