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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 138002.015 Event: 08/09/2021Employee Is Killed When Struck By Truck
At 6:43 p.m. on August 9, 2021, an employee, a forklift operator, was on a break when a driver for an outside trucking company was driving a tractor trailer int o the pallet yard. The employee was seen by the driver in the center of the driv eway on the driver's side of the truck. The employee instructed the driver to hu g the right side of the driveway, in order to complete a U-turn once inside the yard. As the driver entered the yard, the employee moved to the passenger side o f the truck without making the driver aware. The driver swung his truck wide to the driver's side and the trailer hit the wall and metal gate on the passenger s ide. The employee was trapped between the trailer and the wall as the truck drov e into the driveway. The employee sustained traumatic crushing injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, caught between, collision, crushed, forklift, masonry wall, operator, pallet, palletized cargo, sharp turn, tractor trailer, trailer, truck driver, wall, warehouse
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1546886.015 Fatality Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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