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Accident: 999946 - Employee Crushed Under Falling Tank

Accident: 999946 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 06/08/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10454826806/08/19873089Superior Plastics
EMPLOYEE #1 USED A FORK LIFT TO RAISE ONE END OF A 3000 POUND TANK SO THAT HE COULD APPLY PRIMER TO THE UNDERSIDE. WHILE HE WAS UNDER THE TANK IT EITHER SHIFTED ON THE FORKS OR WAS DROPPED BY THE FORKLIFT. THE FALLING TANK FELL ON THE EMPLOYEE'S HEAD AND RIGHT SHOULDER, KILLING HIM.
Keywords: head, shoulder, unsecured, work rules, crushed, industrial truck, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104548268 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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