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Accident: 114078.015 - Distracted Employee Walks Into Path Of Forklift, Sustains Fo

Accident: 114078.015 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 02/27/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1381515.01503/01/2019Martin-Brower Company, Llc

At 12:30 p.m. on February 27, 2019, an employee was working for a wholesale prov ider of food for restaurants. He was walking from a dock, while looking down at a handheld radio frequency (RF) scanner. As he was distracted by the scanner, he walked from behind a pallet stacked 2.1 meters (7 feet) high with product, into the path of a powered industrial truck (forklift) backing into the dock area. T he back wheel of the forklift ran over the employee's left foot. He sustained fr actures to two bones. He was hospitalized.

Keywords: backing up, foot, forklift, fracture, inattention, ind trk operator, industrial truck, loading dock, powered industrial vehicle, run over, struck by, tire, warehouse, wheel

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1381515.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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