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Accident: 115565.015 - Big Box Store Employee Is Struck By Order-Picker And Fractur

Accident: 115565.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 04/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1394712.01504/17/2019Lowe'S Home Improvement Store 1599
At 1:40 p.m. on April 8, 2019, an employee was working in a big box home improve ment store. She was escorting an order-picker through an area of the store where the general public was present. The order-picker was returning to the receiving area. Per the employer's work rule, the employee was walking approximately 3 me ters (10 feet) ahead of the order-picker as she and the order-picker's operator made their way through the store. The employee told the order-picker's operator to stop as they reached the barrier chain at the end of the aisle leading into t he receiving area. The order-picker's operator slowed and stopped approximately 0.3 meters (1 foot) from the barrier chain. As the employee was moving the barri er chain out of the way of the order-picker, the order-picker moved forward and struck the employee. The front wheel rolled over the toes on the employee's left foot. Her toes were fractured. She was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, ind trk operator, industrial truck, order-picker , powered industrial vehicle, struck by, tire, toe, wheel, work rules
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1394712.015 61 F Hospitalized injury Stock and inventory clerks

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