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Accident: 111019.015 - Employee Fractures Leg While Driving Electric Pallet Jack An

Accident: 111019.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 11/08/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1360310.01511/14/2018Meyer Corporation, U.S.
At 9:15 p.m. on November 08, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a cookware distributor, was driving an electric pallet jack, Crown Model Number PE4000-80 and Serial Number 6A246062, across the warehouse floor. He went to pass an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) as it was about to turn. Employee #1 swerved out of the way to avoid the AGV and ran into a warehouse shelving unit. The lower part of his right leg was pinched between the electric ride on the pallet jack and the stationary steel warehouse shelving. Employee #1 had a compound fracture in his lower right leg. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: steel, powered industrial vehicle, leg, fracture, jack, elec equipment--misc, automatic machine, warehouse aisle, pinched, warehouse, vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1360310.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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