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Accident: 114010.015 - Employee'S Hip Is Injured When Struck By Forklift Load

Accident: 114010.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 02/15/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1381642.01502/28/2019C.J. Foods, Inc.
At 12:00 p.m. on February 15, 2019, an employee was conducting a quality assuran ce inspection on a batch of pet food. When the employee's company-issued tablet failed to access data, she began walking through the facility to acquire interne t access. While walking with her head down at the tablet, the employee walked in the path of a forklift that was transporting a pallet of pet food. The load wei ghed an approximate 1,000 lbs. The forklift operator applied the brakes to avoi d striking the employee, resulting in the load of pet food becoming dislodged fr om the pallet. The load slid forward and struck the employee, knocking her to th e concrete floor. She got up and felt as though she had received bruising to her hip. She went home to apply ice to the area. On the following day she went to the hospital where x-rays revealed she had fractured her hip.
Keywords: fall, falling object, forklift, fracture, hip, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1381642.015 52 F Hospitalized injury Quality Assurance Inspector

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