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Accident: 101321.015 - Employee Fractures Ankle When Caught Between Two Forklifts

Accident: 101321.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 11/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1280632.01512/07/2017Save A Lot Llc - St Johns Distribution Center
At 2:30 a.m. on November 9, 2017, an employee was working at a distribution cent er for a grocery store chain. He was auditing the inventory. He was operating a Crown Model Number PE4500 Front Rider powered industrial truck. Nearby, a cowork er was operating a Crown Model Number RR5700 stand-up-type Reach Forklift. The e mployee turned into Aisle Number 34 just as the coworker was backing out from th at aisle. When the employee stepped off his powered industrial truck, he caught his left ankle in pinch point created by the two vehicles' lower frames as they came to a stop. He sustained a fractured left ankle and a laceration to his righ t forearm. The fracture required multiple surgeries. The laceration required sti tches. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: ankle, arm, backing up, fracture, ind trk operator, industrial truck, laceration, nip point, warehouse
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1280632.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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