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Accident: 128780.015 - Employee Incurs Back Injuries After Pushed Into Table By Pit

Accident: 128780.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/14/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1488921.01508/19/2020Valmont Siouxland Galvanizing

At 7:18 a.m. on August 14, 2020, an employee was positioning a 4 foot by 4 foot 8-foot platform attached to a Toyota Model 8FDU25 forklift powered industrial t ruck (PIT) to untangle cables on a overhead hoist. The coworker operating the fo rklift got the pedals confused and pushed on the gas pedal pushing the platform into the employee. The employee was pushed into a steel table and fractured his lower back, requiring hospitalization.

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Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1488921.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Occupation not reported

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