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Accident: 170708739 - Employee'S Leg Injured Between Dumpster And Pallet Jack

Accident: 170708739 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 03/22/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11991172504/05/19953429Arrow Automotive Industries

At approximately 7:20 a.m. on March 22, 1995, Employee #1 was operating a pallet jack at an auto parts manufacturer. He was standing on the jack's riding platform, and moved to pick up a pallet that was near the side of a parts dumpster. The dumpster resembled a small scoop and was tipped about 2 ft in the air. In swinging the pallet jack into place, Employee #1 went too far and struck the edge of the dumpster, catching the lower part of his left leg between the dumpster and the jack. He was transported to the hospital, where he was treated and released about two hours later. No violations were issued as a result of this accident.

Keywords: equipment operator, struck against, driver, dumpster, caught between, walk-behind forklift, lost control, inattention, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119911725 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Production helpers

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