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Accident: 170178222 - Employee Injured In Fall From A Platform On Forklift

Accident: 170178222 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 01/12/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12004915002/10/19942521Oakwood Interiors

At about 2:30 p.m. on January 12, 1994, Employee #1 fell from a platform that was elevated by a forklift. He sustained facial fractures and a fractured wrist. Employee #1 was transported to Memorial Hospital. Investigation indicated that the platform was not secured to the mast or forks of the forklift; the employees were not trained on how to lift employees safely; the platform was not guarded next to the mast; the platform was not provided with guardrails and toeboards on all sides; and the operator did not remain in the operating position while Employee #1 was elevated.

Keywords: fracture, guardrail, unsecured, work rules, industrial truck, fall, elevated work plat, face, untrained, wrist

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120049150 Hospitalized injury Fracture Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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