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Accident: 88104.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Container

Accident: 88104.015 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 08/15/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1177919.01509/16/2016Mi-Jack Products, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1170657.01508/15/2016H&M International Transportation, Inc.
At 1:30 p.m. on August 15, 2016, Employee #1, a forklift operator, was using a Hoist Side loader forklift to unload intermodal containers from railroad well cars and placing them on chassis pulled by hostler trucks. The employee was loading a 53 foot intermodal container with the forklift from the railroad well car when the mast hinge area of the forklift failed and the container fell on the cab of the forklift. The forklift was not overloaded, however the majority of the weight in the container was on the forklift's left side.The falling container and mast of the forklift crushed Employee #1 in the cab of the forklift causing multisystem trauma, killing him.
Keywords: unstable load, crushed, powered industrial vehicle, loading, falling object, containerized cargo
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1177919.015 51 M Fatality Asphyxia Operating engineers
2 1170657.015 51 M Fatality Asphyxia Operating engineers

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