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Accident: 114712.015 - Employee'S Legs Are Broken By Falling Forklift Battery

Accident: 114712.015 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 03/16/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1386895.01503/18/2019Bj'S Wholesale Club

At 12:30 a.m. on March 16, 2019, an employee was working for a big box warehouse club and supercenter. He and a coworker were maintaining a lead-acid battery in a Crown model number RM 6000 forklift. They were removing the battery from the forklift so that they could add water to it. The coworker was pushing it, and th e employee was pulling it. The battery tipped over onto the employee's legs. His legs were pinned between the battery and the floor. He suffered fractures to bo th legs, to the tibia and fibula. The narrative did not say which bones were bro ken in which leg. He was hospitalized.

Keywords: battery, caught by, falling object, forklift, fracture, leg, maintenance, pinned, powered industrial vehicle, tibia

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1386895.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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