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Accident: 823039 - Employee'S Head Injured When Struck By Lift Forks

Accident: 823039 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 11/10/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1885168311/10/19862086Pepsi Cola Bottling Company
Employee #1, a mechanic with 12 years of experience, was repairing a Komatsu forklift, model #FG205-3, serial #61133. As he released the bolt securing the second load chain, the elevated forks collapsed and struck him in the head. Employee #1 sustained a laceration to the head. The forks were not blocked. According to a witnesses, the employee was sick and in a rush so he could leave early.
Keywords: head, repair, unsecured, work rules, mechanic, industrial truck, laceration, struck by, falling object, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18851683 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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