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Accident: 735209 - Fork Lift Overturned, Crushing Operator

Accident: 735209 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 07/13/1983
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1134056907/13/19831623Academy Contractors Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS OPERATING A NAMCO ELECTRIC FORK LIFT. HE WAS IN THE PROCESS OF CLEANING THE YARD, WHICH INVOLVES MOVING DRUMS AND PALLETS. THERE WAS A 3 1/2 INCH DEEP DEPRESSION IN THE ASPHALT PAVEMENT, CAUSED BY HEAVY TRUCK TRAFFIC. EMPLOYEE #1 ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A LEFT HAND TURN IN ORDER TO PICK UP SOME EMPTY PALLETS. THE WHEELS OF THE FORK LIFT HIT THE DEPRESSED AREA, CAUSING IT TO TURN OVER. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS PINNED BETWEEN THE OVERHEAD GUARD AND THE PAVEMENT. THE FORK LIFT WAS A STAND-UP, THREE WHEEL ELECTRIC TRUCK (S/N 773128E). EMPLOYEE #1'S HEAD WAS CRUSHED, KILLING HIM.
Keywords: head, uneven ground, construction, overhead guard, crushed, industrial truck, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 11340569 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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