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Accident: 143431.015 - Employee Crushes Ankle While Moving Broken Pallet With Palle

Accident: 143431.015 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 01/17/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1576446.01502/03/2022Bimbo Bakeries Usa, Inc.

At 10:53 a.m. on January 17, 2022, an employee was using a Crown Industrial Mode l PW 3000 Pallet Jack moving a load on a broken pallet. The load was holding the pallet jack down so the employee had to use a great deal of force to move the p allet. For reasons not indicated in the narrative, the employee becamed pinned a nd crushed his left ankle between a metal box and the pallet jack. The employee fractured his ankle requiring medical treatment without hospitalization. It is l ikely based upon information provided in the narrative that the pallet broke und er excessive force and caused the employee to lose control of the pallet jack.

Keywords: ankle, caught between, crushed, defect, defective, food processing, foot, fracture, industrial truck, injury illness prevention program, inspection, material handling, motor vehicle, pallet, pallet jack, palletized

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1576446.015 55 M Non Hospitalized injury Bakers

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