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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 112862.015 - Employee'S Leg Is Broken When Struck By Forklift

Accident: 112862.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 01/15/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1373183.01501/23/2019Simplehuman, Llc
At 3:45 p.m. on January 15, 2019, Employee #1 was working in a distribution cent er, driving an orange Toyota sit-down forklift. The employee dismounted from his forklift near Doors 4 and 5, and stopped to talk to his supervisor about an ord er before he loaded it onto a truck. A coworker was also operating a Toyota fork lift in the area, unloading a truck. The coworker was driving in reverse with a pallet on his forks that obstructed his forward view. The coworker was not look ing in the direction he was driving, and Employee #1 did not hear him approachin g, as there was no horn sounded when the coworker rounded the corner. The cowor ker pinned Employee #1 to the side of Employee #1's forklift, with the rear of t he coworker's forklift. The supervisor instructed the coworker to move his forkl ift, and Employee #1 fell to the floor. Employee #1 sustained a broken left leg, and was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he spent approximately e ight days.
Keywords: forklift, fracture, leg, obstructed view, pinned, powered industrial vehicle, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1373183.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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