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Accident: 707927 - Forklift Operator Killed When Lift Overturned (Overloaded)

Accident: 707927 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 07/14/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1886777007/17/19873312Bethlehem Steel Corp.
EMPLOYEE #1, THE OPERATOR OF A YALE FORKLIFT TRUCK RATED AT 3700 POUNDS, ATTEMPTED TO LIFT A LOAD WEIGHING 5,000 POUNDS. THE TRUCK OVERTURNED INTO A 35 FEET DEEP SLAG PIT. THE TRUCK'S CAB WAS CRUSHED. EMPLOYEE #1 DIED OF A COMBINATION OF CRUSHING INJURIES AND BURNS FROM THE HOT SLAG IN THE PIT.
Keywords: burn, work rules, overloaded, crushed, industrial truck, pit, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18867770 Fatality Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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