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Accident: 112193.015 - Employee Is Struck By Forklift, Later Requires Leg Amputatio

Accident: 112193.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 12/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1368685.01512/21/2018The Peoria Journal Star, Inc.
At approximately 10:50 or 11:00 a.m. on December 21, 2018, an employee was worki ng for a newspaper publisher. He was loading newspaper inserts onto the loader h opper of an inserting machine. He was working at his work station with his back to an EZ Loader table. A nearby coworker was operating a sit down electric forkl ift to load pallets of newspaper inserts onto the EZ Loader tables. The coworker positioned a pallet onto the EZ Loader table. As he drove the forklift forward, he drove it into the employee at the work station. The employee's leg was pinne d between the EZ Loader Table and the work bench of the loader hopper. The emplo yee was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. He was hospitalized. The employee was admitted for surgery on his injured leg. Two subsequent surgeries were performed to amputate his leg. The employee sustained the amputation of his leg above the thigh.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, forklift, ind trk operator, industrial truck, leg, pinned, powered industrial vehicle, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1368685.015 65 M Hospitalized injury Mail preparing & paper handling machine operators

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