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Accident: 202555769 - Employee Amputates Toe When Caught Between Wall And Vehicle

Accident: 202555769 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 01/30/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31553273902/07/20135411Northgate Markets Llc

At about 1:30 a.m. on January 30, 2013, Employee #1, with Northgate Markets LLC, was operating a battery powered pallet jack, also known at the work place as the walker rider (manufactured by Crown Equipment). Employee #1 jumped off the vehicle, and his right foot got caught between the wall and the frame of the vehicle. It was suspected that Employee #1 was travelling at a high speed, while making a corner turn, when he lost control and jumped off the vehicle attempting to avoid injury. The vehicle involved in the accident was determined to be free from mechanical problem after the manufacturer inspected it. The employee was not a contract employee. Employee #1 was hospitalized for an amputated toe.

Keywords: amputated, vehicle in gear, speeding, caught between, pallet, toe, jack, lost control, motor vehicle, foot

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315532739 Hospitalized injury Amputation Stock and inventory clerks

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