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Accident: 115274.015 - Employee Reinjures Hip When Ejected From Forklift

Accident: 115274.015 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 04/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1392563.01504/11/2019Motion Industries, Inc.
At 4:30 p.m. on April 3, 2019, an employee was working for a merchant wholesaler of industrial supplies. He was operating a forklift. He was moving materials in a warehouse. He was transporting a box placed on the seat beside him. The box f ell while the vehicle was in motion, and the employee reached down to retrieve i t. As he was going down a ramp, still attempting to retrieve the box, he lost co ntrol of the forklift. Once down the ramp, the employee attempted to regain cont rol of the forklift by turning it. He was ejected from the forklift, and he land ed on his hip. The hip he landed on was the one he had broken in a previous inju ry the last year. He reinjured his hip. He was hospitalized for two or more days .
Keywords: distracted driving, ejected, forklift, hip, ind trk operator, industrial truck, lost control, material handling, powered industrial vehicle, ramp, warehouse
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1392563.015 59 M Hospitalized injury

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