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Accident: 924621 - Employee Dies Months After Head Hit By Structural Tie Beam

Accident: 924621 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 07/06/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10969275610/06/19945192Editorial America S.A.
Employee #1 had been raised on the forks of an electric industrial truck in order to place boxes of magazines in storage racks in a warehouse. After placing a box in the upper rack, the industrial truck operator began to lower Employee #1 while simultaneously advancing the industrial truck. Employee #1 was facing the operator and holding onto the frame of the forks. The operator did not see a structural tie beam that obstructed passage of the elevated portion of the industrial truck. Employee #1 was struck by the beam. He complained and the operator lowered him. Employee #1 walked off the forks and collapsed. He was hospitalized and died 3 months later.
Keywords: beam, head, work rules, riding on equipment, industrial truck, struck by, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109692756 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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