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Accident: 115270.015 - Employee Suffers Fractures When Run Over By Forklift

Accident: 115270.015 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 04/09/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1391927.01504/11/2019Baystate Pool Supplies
At 9:30 a.m. on April 9, 2019, an employee was working for a wholesale distributor of swimming pool and spa products. He was working at a storage facility or warehouse. He was operating a new Hyster model number 50XT forklift to move product in the lot. He was loading product into a trailer. He parked the forklift on an incline, but he failed to secure the emergency brake. He walked down the incline behind the forklift, near a trailer. The forklift rolled backward, struck the employee, and rolled over his pelvis. A second wheel of the forklift rolled over him, pinning him to the ground. The employee was found ten minutes later by a FedEx delivery driver who arrived on the scene. The FedEx driver notified the employee's employer. The employee suffered a fractured pelvis and possibly a broken hip, both requiring surgery. He was hospitalized for two or more days.
Keywords: pelvis, sloping, fracture, hip, industrial truck, run over, powered industrial vehicle, ind trk operator, hand brake, forklift, slope, pinned, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1391927.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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