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Accident: 202715918 - Employee Fractures Leg While Driving Pallet Jack

Accident: 202715918 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/07/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31621212506/17/20135023World Kitchen Llc

At approximately 8:15 a.m. on June 7, 2013, Employee #1, with World Kitchen LLC, was participating in an initial hands-on training session on how to operate a Crown Electric Pallet Rider (Model Number: PE4500-60; Serial Number: 6A301326). When Employee #1 attempted to stop, the pallet rider unit jerked. This caused Employee #1's lower left leg, above the ankle, to be caught between a wooden pallet, carried by an electric pallet jack, and the metal guard of a merchandise rack. Employee #1 was hospitalized for approximately three days for fractures to her lower left leg.

Keywords: fracture, vehicle in gear, guard, driver, caught between, pallet, jack, untrained, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316212125 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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