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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 942964.015 - Omar Barahona

Inspection Information - Office: Bayside

Nr: 942964.015Report ID: 0215600Open Date: 10/03/2013

Omar Barahona
28-24 123 Street
Flushing, NY 11354
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 811118/Other Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
Mailing: 30-53 87th Street , East Elmhurst, NY 11369

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/03/2013
Close Case:04/07/2014

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 53226.015Event: 10/03/2013Employee Is Crushed By Falling Forklift And Is Killed
At 11:00 a.m. on October 3, 2013, Employee #1, a mechanic, was working under an elevated forklift, a Hyster Forklift Model number H60XM, and Serial number H177B38156Z, testing the alternator using an electrical tester. The employee had placed four inch by four inch pieces of lumber under each wheel, instead of under the frame of the truck, to raise the forklift. The truck shifted and the wood blocks became dislodged. The forklift fell on Employee #1, killing him.
Keywords: struck by, test equipment, wheel, falling object, lumber, mechanic, powered industrial vehicle, crushed, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 942964.015 Fatality Fracture Automobile body and related repairers

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