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Accident: 115168.015 - Employee Fractures Vertebra When Struck By Unstable Load As

Accident: 115168.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/04/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1391570.01504/08/2019Dehbok Logistics Inc
At 6:00 p.m. on March 4, 2019, an employee was unloading a palletized load weigh ing approximately 300 pounds from the back of a truck using a combination of the lifting tailgate on the truck and a forklift. The employee that was operating t he lifting tailgate noticed that the load was not balanced, and he fell from the truck tailgate while trying to stabilize it. The employee was struck by the loa d as it fell on top of him. The employee fractured his vertebra and was hospit alized.
Keywords: fall, falling object, forklift, fracture, powered industrial vehicle, struck by, tailgate, unstable load, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1391570.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Truck drivers, light

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