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Accident: 97144.015 - Employee Fractures Ankle When Vehicle Strikes Forklift

Accident: 97144.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 07/13/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1246917.01507/14/2017All Masonry And Landscape Supply

At approximately 12:00 p.m. on July 13, 2017, Employee #1, a delivery truck driv er, was working for a masonry and landscape supply company. He was delivering la ndscaping materials on a forklift near an intersection. Employee #1's flatbed de livery truck was parked on the westbound center turn lane of a road, which he wa s unloading material with the forklifts. Employee #1 did not use any traffic con trol devices to warn vehicular traffic. He had just completed his delivery and w as on the forklift to the right of the flatbed truck in the middle of the westbo und lane of the road. A driver of a personally operated vehicle (POV) was travel ing westbound on the same road at approximately 45 mph and suddenly saw Employee #1's delivery truck and forklift. The driver slammed on his brakes. Employee #1 heard, then saw the vehicle skidding toward his forklift and he leaped from the forklift. The vehicle struck the forklift, which was then pushed into Employee #1's left ankle and fractured the left distal tibia. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he received treatment on the ankle fracture and was then hospitalized.

Keywords: ankle, collision, fracture, industrial truck, struck by, vehicle

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1246917.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Driver-sales workers

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