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Accident: 77815.015 - Worker Is Run Over By Backing Up Forklift And Sustains Leg F

Accident: 77815.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 01/12/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1041522.01502/20/2015Myers & Sons Construction

At 4:45 p.m. on January 12, 2015, Employee #1 and Coworker #1 were working on a highway construction project. Employee #1 was acting as a flagger, controlling vehicle traffic, and Coworker #1 was operating a Caterpillar rough terrain forkl ift. Employee #1 was walking behind the forklift as the forklift backed up. Th e forklift's right rear tire backed over Employee #1's foot and lower legs. Eme rgency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. H e was admitted and treated for foot and leg fractures.

Keywords: back-up alarm, backing up, construction, construction vehicle, flagger, fracture, highway, leg, struck by, traffic control
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 35

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1041522.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Traffic protection

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