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Accident: 101898.015 - Steel Mill Worker Is Struck By A Forklift And Fractures Leg

Accident: 101898.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 11/30/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1285857.01512/11/2017Republic Steel - Canton
At 1:45 a.m. on November 30, 2017, an employee was working for a steel mill. He was operating a powered industrial vehicle (PIV). Specifically, he was operating a forklift. He was in Shop Number 3, across from the facility's "LRS." The narr ative did not explain the meaning of those letters. The employee was by the guar drail and the exit door. He was retrieving cable or wire in Shop Number 3. He wa s descending the ramp in Shop Number 3. The forklift, or fork truck, began to ac celerate. The employee attempted to slow it down by pulling the throttle pedal. The throttle pedal was stuck, so the fork truck continued picking up speed. The employee tried slowing down the forklift by pulling the key out of the ignition. As the employee was trying to get the throttle unstuck, the forklift clipped a guardrail. The employee's foot was caught between the fork truck and a 150-milli meter (6-inch) railing. He sustained a compound fracture of his left leg and a d islocation in the area of his ankle with a hematoma. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: ankle, caught between, equipment failure, fracture, guardrail, inadequate maint, ind trk operator, industrial truck, jammed, leg, ramp
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1285857.015 61 M Hospitalized injury Electricians

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