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Accident: 103943.015 - Employee Is Struck By Forklift And Fractures Leg

Accident: 103943.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 03/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1302497.01503/19/2018Forward Air, Inc.
At 7:25 a.m. on March 13, 2018, an employee was scanning merchandise stacked on a pallet, when a Yale forklift collided with the merchandise he was scanning. Th e forklift was being operated in the forward direction, carrying a load which ha d obstructed the operator's view. When the forklift struck the merchandise, the employee's left leg was pinned between the struck merchandise and the lower fram e of the forklift. This combined action caused him to fall and roll approximatel y three feet away, resulting in a dislocated tibia and fibular fractures of the left leg. The employee spent three days in the hospital for treatment.
Keywords: collision, dislocated, fall, fracture, leg, pallet, palletized cargo, tibia, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1302497.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Operations & systems researchers and analysts

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