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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14449268 - Employee Injured When Feet Run Over By Forklift

Accident: 14449268 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 04/14/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10457471004/16/19861796Jervis B. Webb Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10457477704/16/19861542United Parcel Service

Employee #1 noticed that the engine kept racing on his forklift. It would not throttle down, so he stopped the forklift, shut off the engine, and dismounted. Employee #1 and his foreman then checked out the motor linkage. Employee #1 restarted the motor. It kept racing, so he and the foreman continued to adjust the linkage. While standing in the path of the wheels, Employee #1 accidentally brushed the converter selector switch. The forklift went into reverse gear, ran over both his ankles, and continued moving backward for at least 1,300 ft. Employee #1 was hospitalized for fractures to his feet and ankles.

Keywords: brake, work rules, industrial truck, unmanned, ankle, maintenance, ind trk operator, vehicle in gear, construction, run over

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104574710 Hospitalized injury Fracture Operating engineers
2 104574777 Occupation Not Listed

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