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Accident: 768754 - Part Time Employee Killed When Forklift Overturned

Accident: 768754 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 07/17/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10081420111/10/19875211Sutherlands
EMPLOYEE #1, AN 18 YEAR OLD PART-TIME LUMBER YARD SALESMAN, WAS RIDING ON A HYSTER LIFT TRUCK BEING OPERATED BY A 16 YEAR OLD WHO WAS NOT AUTHORIZED TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE. THE TWO HAD TAKEN THE TRUCK TO AN OUTSIDE REMOTE AREA WHERE THEY ENGAGED IN UNSAFE OPERATION AND HORSEPLAY. THE 16 YEAR OLD MADE SEVERAL SHARP TURNS AT HIGH SPEED. THE FORKLIFT FINALLY OVERTURNED, PINNING EMPLOYEE #1 AGAINST THE GROUND AND CRUSHING HIM. THE 16 YEAR OLD OPERATOR WAS NOT INJURED. THE INCIDENT OCCURRED AT APPROXIMATELY 8 PM (CLOSING TIME) ON JULY 17, 1987.
Keywords: pinned, speeding, work rules, crushed, industrial truck, horseplay, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100814201 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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