Accident Report Detail
Accident: 170613418 - Employee'S Leg Fractured When Pallet Jack Strikes Rack
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Employee #1, a warehouse worker, was operating a motorized pallet jack that was carrying two loaded pallets. He was turning a 90 degree corner at the end of an aisle when he apparently lost control and the vehicle struck a row of storage racks. Employee #1's right leg was fractured when it hit a lateral steel member of the rack. There were no witnesses to the accident. Employee #1 claimed that the jack's steering had malfunctioned. The equipment was subsequently checked by the maintenance department and found to operate normally.
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