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Accident: 143308.015 - Employee Fractures Leg When Pinned By Forklift

Accident: 143308.015 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 01/27/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1575771.01502/01/2022Pineland Farms Potato Company, Inc.

At 5:30 p.m. on January 27, 2022, an employee was stacking pallets on the second shelf of a storage rack system when several boxes fell from the pallet. The emp loyee lowered the pallet to ground to restack it. The employee stepped off the b ack of the stand-up forklift and forgot to neutralize the controls or set the br ake. The forklift rolled backwards and pinned the employee between the lift and the storage rack. The employee was hospitalized to treat a fractured lower leg.

Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, brake, caught between, crushed, forklift, fracture, hand control, leg, pallet, palletized cargo, pinned, powered industrial vehicle, roll, stack, stand-up forklift, storage rack

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1575771.015 41 M Hospitalized injury Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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