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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 138621.015 Event: 06/14/2021Employee Incurs Injuries In Fall, Later Dies Of Heart Attack
At 3:00 p.m. on June 14, 2021, an employee was operating a forklift moving produ ct totes from a process building to a storage shed when he woke up on the ground . A coworker who spoke to the employee said the employee had left the forklift t o check a tote number after placing the forklift in neutral and setting the park ing brake. The employee told the coworker he may have tripped or missed a step a nd fell to the ground hitting the left side of his body on the concrete. The emp loyee had sought medical care three separate times for his injuries. On June 27, 2021, the employee died from cardiac arrest.
Keywords: abdomen, abrasion, blunt force, blunt force trauma, cardiac arrest, cardiovasc system, chest, concrete, contusion, driver, equipment operator, fall, forklift, heart, heart attack, hip, industrial truck, leg, material h
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1550204.015 Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy

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