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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 734855 - Forklift Overturned Onto Employee (Operator)

Accident: 734855 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 10/23/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10543181110/27/19865311Nichols #58
EMPLOYEE #1 HAD BEEN INSTRUCTED BY HIS SUPERVISOR TO TAKE A FORKLIFT TO THE RECEIVING DOCK AND TRANSPORT SOME EMPTY WOODEN PALLETS BACK TO THE HOME CENTER DEPARTMENT. THE RECEIVING DOCK IS A PAVED AREA OUTSIDE THE REAR OF THE STORE. EMPLOYEE #1 APPARENTLY BACKED THE FORKLIFT UP TOO FAR, RUNNING THE REAR WHEELS OVER AN EMBANKMENT. THE FORKLIFT OVERTURNED AND LANDED ON TOP OF EMPLOYEE #1. THE EMBANKMENT IS 13 FEET FROM THE BACK OF THE STORE AT ITS NEAREST POINT. THE FORKLIFT WAS A DATSUN 5000, TYPE G, SERIAL NUMBER PF02-003064. THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS MASSIVE ABDOMINAL INJURIES.
Keywords: embankment, abdomen, crushed, industrial truck, pelvis, struck by, inattention, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105431811 Fatality Other Sales support occupations, n.e.c.

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