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A mechanic dies when struck in the head by a forklift that slipped off a jack.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2001 Sep; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20027281
Abstract
A 52 year-old mechanic died when struck in the head by a forklift that slipped off a jack. The victim was lying on a creeper replacing a leaking hose underneath the forklift when the incident occurred. The area of the shop yard where the forklift was being repaired had a slight incline. The victim blocked only one wheel of the forklift with a wooden block. The victim was working alone. A co-worker who witnessed the incident said he was unable to react in time to help the victim. The employer had no written Injury and Illness Prevention Program, written hazard job evaluations, or documented training programs for employees. The CA/FACE investigator determined that, in order to prevent future occurrences, employers, as part of their Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) should: 1. Ensure all jacked loads are properly supported before beginning work. 2. Ensure vehicles are on level floors before elevating them. 3. Ensure all workers are properly trained and supervised in the safe use of tools in their trade.
Keywords
Region-9; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Safety-programs; Training; Repair-shops; Maintenance-workers
Publication Date
20010905
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
PB2007-111167
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
FACE-01CA001; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-907284
SIC Code
NAICS-81
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA
Performing Organization
Public Health Institute
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