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Accident: 816900 - Employee Killed In Forklift Overturn

Accident: 816900 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 09/14/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10100921509/15/19893316J And S Metals
The J & S Metal Company had purchased a 4,000 lb capacity Clark fork truck two years before from a company that repairs and sells used fork trucks. The J & S Metal Company had the seller attach a hydraulic side shaft to the fork truck to lift rolls of steel wire. The fork truck could lift rolls of wire off center with the truck lift 106 inches vertically upright from the floor. When Employee #1 lifted a roll of steel wire weighing 3,234 lb 106 inches vertically upright with the hydraulic side shaft, the truck overturned, crushing Employee #1. He was killed.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, ind trk operator, metal wire, crushed, industrial truck, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101009215 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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