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Accident: 202080487 - Two Employees Are Injured In Fork Truck Basket Falls

Accident: 202080487 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 05/13/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31451742605/14/20101541Pittman Construction & Maintenance, Inc. Aka Pittm

On May 13, 2010, Employees #1 and #2 were standing on a platform measuring 24 ft in length. The platform was not secured to the fork truck nor was the fork tines inserted into the fork pockets or sleeves on the platform. The platform tilted, falling approximately 14 feet resulting in injuries to the two employees. Employee #1 fractured his foot, while Employee # 2 sprained his foot. Neither employee was hospitalized.

Keywords: fracture, hoisting mechanism, construction, industrial truck, fall, sprain, aerial lift, ankle, foot
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 20

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314517426 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)
2 314517426 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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