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Accident: 104733.015 - Splinter From Wood Pallet Leads To Infection In Employee'S H

Accident: 104733.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 04/02/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1307923.01504/10/2018Smart & Final Stores, Inc.
At approximately 4:15 p.m. on April 2, 2018, an employee was working as a full-t ime manager for a supermarket chain. She and a coworker were using a Big Joe ele ctric pallet truck to move pallets. As she was stacking pallets, her right hand became caught between the pallet truck and a wooden pallet. When she pulled her hand away, a wood splinter 50 millimeters (2 inches) long became lodged in her r ight hand. The next day, she took herself to O'Connor Hospital, complaining of p ain and swelling in her right hand. The hand was infected, and she was hospitali zed for more than twenty-four hours. Her employer reported the accident at 4:50 p.m. on April 4, 2018, meeting the reporting requirements. The Division arrived onsite at approximately 12:30 p.m. on April 10, 2018. The two employees were mov ing wood pallets without personal protective equipment (leather gloves). As a re sult, the employee sustained a splinter injury due to the lack of hand protectio n.
Keywords: caught between, glove, ind trk operator, industrial truck, infection, ppe, pallet, protective clothing, splinter, warehouse
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1307923.015 42 F Hospitalized injury Managers, properties and real estate

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