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Accident: 116451.015 - Three Employees Are Injured When Forklift Overturns

Accident: 116451.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 05/20/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1402016.01505/20/2019Paxton Contracting, Llc

At 8:30 a.m. on May 20, 2019, Employees #1, #2, and #3, employed by a framing co ntractor, were engaged in framing erection work for a new residential structure. They were securing trusses that were being off loaded by a coworker operating a Telehandler forklift. The forklift was backing up, and its boom was lowering, when the equipment overturned. The forklift struck the trusses, and Employees #1, #2, and #3 were struck in turn by the trusses. One employee sustained a spr ained ankle; one a sprained wrist; and the third a concussion. All received tre atment for their injuries but were not hospitalized.

Keywords: ankle, backing up, boom, concussion, construction vehicle, erection process, forklift, framing, off loading, overturn, powered industrial vehicle, residential construction, sprain, struck by, truss, wrist
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1402016.015 28 M Non Hospitalized injury FallDist:
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Cause: Exterior carpentry
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2 1402016.015 28 M Non Hospitalized injury FallDist:
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Cause: Exterior carpentry
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3 1402016.015 44 M Non Hospitalized injury FallDist:
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Cause: Exterior carpentry
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