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Accident: 125675.015 - Employee Lacerates Leg When Struck By Pit Driven In Reverse

Accident: 125675.015 -- Report ID: 0950647 -- Event Date: 01/09/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1462745.01502/14/2020Wonderful Citrus Packing Llc

At 4:14 p.m. on January 9, 2020, an employee was operating an Nissan Model RPXT2 W2G60NV Electric Stand-up Pallet Jack between the bagging and conveyance areas i n an orange packing warehouse. The employee was unloading a pallet and began to drive in reverse when a coworker operating a Toyota Model 7FBE020 3-Wheel Elect ric Sit-down Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) in close proximity reversed his PIT at the same time. The coworker had raised the forks slightly on his PIT to avoid a 7-inch cement curb and he struck the employee on the left leg as a result. Th e employee lacerated his left ankle and was hospitalized.

Keywords: agriculture, agriculture machinery/vehicle, back-up alarm, backing up, driving, equipment operator, food handling, forklift, forks, industrial truck, laceration, leg, material handling, misjudgement, misjudgement o

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1462745.015 32 M Hospitalized injury Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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