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Accident Summary Nr: 170048912 - Employee Injured In 4 Ft Fall With Forklift Off Loading Dock

Accident Summary Nr: 170048912 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 05/07/1991
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
11219869205/08/199142260Warehouse Specialists Inc.

Abstract: At approximately 8:30 a.m. on May 7, 1991, Employee #1, of Warehouse Specialists, was backing out a P-59 Hyster forklift from a row in a warehouse. He was apparently unable to stop the forklift and struck the closed shutter behind him, falling about 4 ft with the forklift into a parking lot. He suffered bruises to his neck and back and was taken to Pomona Valley Medical Center for treatment,. He was released 4 to 5 hours later. In a subsequent interview, Employee #1 said he was unable to stop the forklift because the brakes did not work.

Keywords: ind trk operator, brake, equipment failure, industrial truck, fall, neck, backing up, contusion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation
1 112198692 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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