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Accident: 88733.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Fallen Crate

Accident: 88733.015 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 08/04/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1169641.01508/05/2016Xpress Trucking Inc
At 11:00 a.m. on August 4, 2016, a supervisor and Employee #1 were using a forklift (make: Toyota; model: 7FGCU25; serial: 68596) to transport a wooden crate filled with plate glass from a warehouse to a loading dock. The crate measured 109 inches long by 30 inches wide by 63 inches high. As the supervisor operated the forklift, Employee #1 stood on its forks along with the crate to help stabilize the load. When they were close to the loading dock, where a flatbed truck was waiting to receive the crate, the load shifted and fell forward onto Employee #1, pinning him between the crate and the ground. He suffered a fractured skull and a brain injury, resulting in his death.
Keywords: struck by, crate, load shift, powered industrial vehicle, falling object, caught between
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1169641.015 27 M Fatality Other Truck drivers, light

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