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Accident Summary Nr: 116527.015 - Employee Fractures Leg And Wrist When Struck By Backing Fork

Accident Summary Nr: 116527.015 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 05/03/2019
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
1403349.01505/23/2019423330Gemco Roofing & Bldg. Supply, Inc.

Abstract: At 2:10 p.m. on May 3, 2019, an employee, a Warehouse Manager, gave a coworker o perating a forklift a ticket for an order to be picked for shipping. The employe e handed the ticket to the coworker, said a few words, then walked away. The cow orker had pallets in front of him and to his left so needed to back-up to pick t he order. The coworker did not realize that the employee had stopped to answer t he phone behind the forklift. The coworker did not completely turn around in his forklift chair to see if anything was behind and only looked over his right sho ulder and began to drive in reverse. The coworker backed over the employee. The employee suffered fractures to his left leg and left wrist that required hospita lization.

Keywords: backing up, forklift, fracture, leg, run over, struck by, warehouse, wrist

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 1403349.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Supervisors and proprietors, sales occupations

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