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Accident: 107219.015 - Employee Is Injured When Pinned Between Trailer And Forklift

Accident: 107219.015 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 06/29/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1326908.01506/29/2018The Terminal Corporation
At 12:00 p.m. on June 28, 2018, an employee was operating a Hyster 120 Forklift to load some drywall board onto a flatbed trailer. After picking up a stack of drywall, the employee maneuvered the forklift so that it was perpendicular with the flatbed trailer. He then set the forklift's emergency brake and exited the forklift. As the employee was located near the flatbed trailer and elevated load, the forklift's brakes disengaged. As a result, the forklift drifted forward and pinned the employee against the trailer. A coworker witnessed the incident and quickly reversed the forklift to free the employee. However, the had sustained compression fractures to his back and sternum, as well as contusions to his ribs. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: pinned, trailer, caught between, fracture, powered industrial vehicle, back, rib
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1326908.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Equipment Operator: Skidsteer/Bobcat

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