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Inspection: 107240111 - Thos. Iseri Produce Co.
Inspection Information - Office: Boise
Report ID: 1032500
Open Date: 11/18/1994
Thos. Iseri Produce Co.
Railroad Lane, 1/10 Mi E Of 3rd St. Weiser, ID 83672
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0723/Crop Preparation Services for Market, Except Cotton Ginning
Employee #1 was replacing a hydraulic hose on a forklift truck. He parked the forklift, leaving it in reverse gear, and blocked the left front wheel off the ground. While he was installing the hose, the metal tips on the starter mechanism terminals shorted, causing the starter to engage and the drive wheel to rotate. Because the parking brake apparently was defective, and the wheels were not properly blocked, the forklift rolled off the block, crushing Employee #1's head and killing him. The employer had not implemented an energy control program.
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