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Accident: 998708 - Employee Crushed Between Forklift And Workbench

Accident: 998708 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 06/15/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10454853206/16/19872041The Pillsbury Co.
EMPLOYEE #1, A FORKLIFT OPERATOR, PARKED HIS LIFT NEXT TO A WORKBENCH. HE LEFT THE LIFT IN REVERSE GEAR AND WITH THE EMERGENCY BRAKE ENGAGED. ANOTHER FORKLIFT OPERATOR DECIDED TO MOVE EMPLOYEE #1'S FORKLIFT AND RELEASED THE EMERGENCY BRAKE WHILE STANDING ON THE FLOOR. THE FORKLIFT TRUCK LURCHED TO THE REAR, PINNING EMPLOYEE #1 BETWEEN THE FORKLIFT AND THE BENCH. HE DIED FROM HIS INJURIES.
Keywords: work rules, crushed, industrial truck, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104548532 Fatality Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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