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Accident: 100059.015 - Employee Crushes Foot When Caught Between A Forklift And Gua

Accident: 100059.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 10/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1272172.01510/18/2017Americhem, Inc.
At 4:15 p.m. on October 12, 2017, an employee was returning a skid of material t o the Gaylord racks using a Drexel side-loading forklift. The size of the materi al was 42 inches wide by 42 inches tall. A Drexel side-loading forklift has a 90 degree pivoting and shifting mast. The employee drove through an opening (appro ximately 110 inches) to put the material back in order to reposition the load. T he employee's left foot was outside the forklift cab while backing and the emplo yee's foot was caught between the cab and a guardrail which crushed the employee 's left foot. The employee's foot required surgery.
Keywords: caught between, crushing, foot, guardrail, powered industrial vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1272172.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Heavy equipment mechanics

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