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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
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 H oist Side loader forklift to unload intermodal containers from railroad well car s 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 whe n the mast hinge area of the forklift failed and the container fell on the cab o f the forklift. The forklift was not overloaded, however the majority of the wei ght in the container was on the forklift's left side.The falling container and m ast of the forklift crushed Employee #1 in the cab of the forklift causing multi system trauma, killing him.
Keywords: containerized cargo, crushed, falling object, loading, powered industrial vehicle, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1170657.015 51 M Fatality Operating engineers

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