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Accident: 691576 - Employee Killed When Struck By Overturning Forklift

Accident: 691576 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 05/14/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10210129205/14/19873531Industrial Parts Depot
Employee #1 was using a forklift to transfer scrap Caterpillar tread rollers from a shop's northwest work bay to a scrap container on the east side of the shop building. On his second trip, the forklift started to tip, ejecting the employee. The lift continued to tip and the overhead protection struck Employee #1 on the back of the head and neck as it hit the ground. He was killed instantly. The tire marks showed that the forklift had been accelerating for at least 60 feet in a decreasing radius.
Keywords: ejected, fracture, head, ind trk operator, speeding, crushed, industrial truck, sharp turn, struck by, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102101292 Fatality Fracture Supervisors, material moving equipment operators

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