Accident Report Detail
Accident: 171059298 - Employee'S Ankle Fractured Between Cement Curb And Forklift
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|303606230||06/06/2000||5399||Costco Wholesale Warehouse|
Employee #1 was operating a battery-powered, stand-up forklift that was equipped with pressure-sensitive foot pads. These control the lift by having it shut down and begin to decelerate when the operator removes his foot from them. Employee #1 was moving along when he tried to brake and found the brakes did not work. His ankle became pinned between the side of the forklift and the cement curb below the doors of the freezer, and was fractured. The brakes on this particular model of forklift did not work when the operator's foot was off the pads.
|1||303606230||Non Hospitalized injury||Fracture||Stock handlers and baggers|