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Accident: 89646.015 - Employee Crushed By Steel Box.

Accident: 89646.015 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 10/18/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1184537.01510/18/2016Fort Miller Fab3 Corp.
At 8:45 a.m. on October 18, 2016, Employees were prepping a 7,000 lb. metal box for delivery by adjusting the door and removing the wheels used to move it aroun d the production floor. A forklift was used to lift the box 10" to 18" off the ground in order to remove the wheels. The forks on the forklift did not extend along the entire bottom edge of the metal box which made it unstable. Then Empl oyee #1 stepped out of the box through the door which was on the end that wasn't fully supported by the forks. This caused the metal box to tip over onto its s ide crushing/pinning Employee #1 between the box and a paint dip tank. Employee #1 was killed due to crushing/pinning of metal box.
Keywords: crushing, material handling, powered industrial vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1184537.015 45 M Fatality Welders and cutters

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