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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. He was operating a pallet jack rider. He was moving it to its charging station. At one point, he swung out too wide and was going to hit a storage rack. He lifted 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 between the pallet jack rider and the storage rack. His toe was crushed between the pallet rider and materials that were stacked on the rack. The employee suffered the partial amputation of the big toe on his left foot. He was hospitalized. On April 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 company representatives.
Keywords: pallet, training, crushed, riding on equipment, powered industrial vehicle, industrial truck, ind trk operator, battery charger, partial amputation, pinned, storage rack, toe, struck against
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1398846.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Amputation Furniture and wood finishers

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