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Accident: 108871.015 - Employee Lacerates Inside Of Right Wrist And Forearm On Shar

Accident: 108871.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 08/28/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1344098.01509/05/2018Smart & Final Stores, Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on August 28, 2018, Employee #1, a utility helper employed by a foo d and supply warehouse and distribution center, was working in the battery room changing out powered industrial truck batteries. Employee #1 had already removed the battery from a standing forklift and was replacing it with the charged batt ery labeled 1526. The battery labeled 1526 had a plastic crate fastened on top t hat was used for personal item storage by a coworker who was assigned to operate the standing forklift. Employee #1 tried to adjust the plastic crate that had t ilted as he was placing the charged battery into the powered industrial truck. T he big battery machine was at floor level. He lacerated the inside of his right wrist and forearm on a sharp edge of the crate. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital and had surgery on his right forearm.
Keywords: arm, battery, battery charger, crate, forearm, laceration, powered industrial vehicle, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1344098.015 62 M Hospitalized injury Machinery maintenance occupations

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