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Accident: 116023.015 - Pallet Jack Rider Operator Suffers Partial Amputation Of Toe

Accident: 116023.015 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 04/17/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1398846.01505/06/2019C & A Swinney Inc
At 5:45 p.m. on April 17, 2019, an employee was working for a furniture store. H e was operating a pallet jack rider. He was moving it to its charging station. A t one point, he swung out too wide and was going to hit a storage rack. He lifte d his foot from the pallet jack's standing platform and tried to use his foot to stop or slow the pallet rider from hitting the rack. His foot was pinned betwee n the pallet jack rider and the storage rack. His toe was crushed between the pa llet rider and materials that were stacked on the rack. The employee suffered th e partial amputation of the big toe on his left foot. He was hospitalized. On Ap ril 25, 2019, the employer reported the incident to Cal/OSHA via telephone. This was not within the time limit. On May 6, 2019, a Cal/OSHA inspector arrived at the location of the incident. An opening conference was conducted with the compa ny representatives.
Keywords: battery charger, crushed, ind trk operator, industrial truck, pallet, partial amputation, pinned, powered industrial vehicle, riding on equipment, storage rack, struck against, toe, training
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1398846.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Furniture and wood finishers

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