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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 104286984 - Jim Beam Brands/Old Grand Dad Distillery

Inspection Information - Office: Kentucky

Nr: 104286984Report ID: 0452110Open Date: 03/31/1989

Jim Beam Brands/Old Grand Dad Distillery
Hwy 460 Georgetown Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2085/Distilled and Blended Liquors
Mailing: P. O. Box 426, Frankfort, KY 40602

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/06/1989
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/17/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral900179631 Yes  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 784520Event: 03/30/1989Employee Injured When Struck By Fork Lift Truck
Employee #1 was pinned against a wall by a fork lift truck. Employee #1 was attempting to disconnect the fork lift truck from a battery charger. The ignition switch was left in the 'on' position. The gear shifting lever was in the 'reverse' position. Due to a defective spring on the shifting mechanism, this resulted in an accident occurring due to the above faults. Employee #1 stepped on the brake or clutch pedal while he was attempting to unload the battery charger. When he stepped on the brake or clutch pedal, with the gear lever in the reverse position, the industrial truck moved backward, pinning Employee #1 against the wall.
Keywords: battery charger, struck against, torso, started in gear, crushed, industrial truck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104286984 Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors, material moving equipment operators

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