Accident Report Detail
Accident: 200960912 - Employee'S Foot Crushed In Pallet Rider Accident
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|119564078||05/07/1997||5141||J.P. Food Service, Inc.|
Employee #1, who worked in the freezer department, was operating a Yale Worksaver pallet rider that failed to stop when it approached the operations office. The vehicle struck the approximately 5 in. diameter post on the end of the safety railing that delineated the pedestrian walkway around the office. Employee #1's left foot was amputated when it was crushed between the front of the platform and the vehicle. Because he worked in sub-zero temperatures, Employee #1 wore heavy-duty, insulated work boots instead of steel-toed boots. Both Employee #1 and company management believed this footwear was the best protection for workers in the freezer department.
|1||119564078||Hospitalized injury||Amputation||Bridge, lock and lighthouse tenders|