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Accident: 998336 - Employee Suffocates When Pinned By Forklift Forks

Accident: 998336 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 11/05/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11169414711/06/19913433Dahl Sales, Inc.
Employee #1 was going to pick up 20 ft long, 3 in. by 5 in. steel pipe. He apparently raised the forks before leaving the forklift cab. His coat caught on the controls, causing the forks to fall and catch him against the forklift frame. He was killed. A preliminary autopsy report indicated the cause of death as compression suffocation.
Keywords: clothing, suffocated, pinned, control lever, industrial truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111694147 Fatality Asphyxia Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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