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Accident: 202609103 - Worker Suffers Leg Fracture While Operating A Pallet Truck

Accident: 202609103 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 12/30/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31350753502/01/20107349Deep Kleen, Inc.

At approximately 2:29 p.m. on December 30, 2009, a worker was employed by a cleaning service. The worker operated a power Crown Pallet Truck Number 17 (Model PE 4500-80 Series) and picked up two trash cans. When he tried to make a turn, he lost control of the pallet truck and the handle of the machine hit his right hip. The worker's right lower leg got pinned between the pallet truck and a yellow post. He suffered a compound fracture to his lower leg, which required two surgeries and hospitalization for four days.

Keywords: fracture, pinned, equipment operator, struck against, column, mech mat handling, walk-behind forklift, lost control, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313507535 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, material moving equipment operators

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