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Accident: 692608 - Employee Killed By Unmanned Rolling Forklift

Accident: 692608 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 04/08/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1873724705/12/19875211Jones And Ball, Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker were attempting to close the gates on the back of a truck loaded with bricks. Because of an overhanging stack of bricks, the gates would not close. The coworker obtained another stack of bricks on a forklift to push forward the bricks on the truck. He then backed up the forklift, and dismounted to help Employee #1 close the gates on the truck. Looking back, the coworker observed the forklift rolling toward him and Employee #1. He jumped out of the way and yelled to Employee #1, but Employee #1 was crushed and killed between the truck bed and the elevated stack of bricks on the forklift. The coworker left the forklift unattended in reverse gear, on an incline with a raised load, and with unset brakes and unchocked wheels.
Keywords: chock, brake, unsecured, work rules, caught between, crushed, industrial truck, unmanned, slope, dump truck bed
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18737247 Fatality Fracture Truck drivers, heavy

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