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Accident: 100657.015 - Employee Suffers Injuries When Brakes Fail On Forklift

Accident: 100657.015 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 10/25/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1273198.01510/25/2017Nh Watercare Llc
On October 25, 2017, an employee was working at a firm that sold water softening equipment directly to the public. He was driving a forklift down an incline. Th e forklift was carrying a pallet loaded with bags of salt. The forklift's brakes failed. A bag of salt bounced off the pallet and went under one of the tires. T he forklift tipped over. The worker sustained a broken tibia, a concussion, and a laceration. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: brake, concussion, equipment failure, fracture, inadequate maint, ind trk operator, industrial truck, laceration, leg, material handling, powered industrial vehicle, roll-over, slope, sloping
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1273198.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices

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