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Accident: 115114.015 - Employee Is Struck In Face By Extension Handle And Loses Vis

Accident: 115114.015 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 10/15/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1357780.01511/02/2018Los Angeles Unified School District, Truck Operations, Procurement Services Division
At 7:00 a.m. on October 15, 2018, an employee was securing a forklift to a trail er for transport and was tightening the chain connected to the forklift and trai ler by hand. The employee continued to tighten the chain until it was too tight and he had to release the tension. The employee pressed on the handle extensio n to unlock the binder position and began to "upstroke" the handle. The employe e was struck in his face and right eye when the handle released in a kick back m otion. The employee sustained a contusion to his face and lost his vision withi n his eye. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: contusion, eye, face, kick back, powered industrial vehicle, struck by, trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1357780.015 64 M Hospitalized injury Truck drivers, light

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