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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170042360 Event: 12/02/1992One Employee Injured, One Paralyzed, By Overturned Forklift
Employee #1, a forklift operator, was lifting beyond the forklift's capacity on muddy, unstable ground. Employee #2, of Hollinger Construction, was in a portable job site toilet when the forklift operated by Employee #1 overturned. The boom part of the lift struck and crushed the portable toilet and Employee #2, severing his spinal column. Employee #2 was paralyzed from the middle of his chest downward. Employee #1 was not hospitalized.
Keywords: paralysis, work rules, overloaded, industrial truck, overturn, ind trk operator, boom, construction, crushed, unstable soil
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111312252 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Occupation not reported
2 111312252 Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Occupation not reported

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