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Accident: 117246.015 - Employee Is Injured In Fall After Leaving Platform Of Wave

Accident: 117246.015 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 06/13/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1408868.01506/17/2019Target Corporation
At 9:30 a.m. on June 13, 2019, an employee was standing in a Work Assist Vehicle (WAVE) order picker 8 to 10 feet from the ground retrieving boxes from a storag e rack. The employee opened the gate of the WAVE and stepped onto the rack with her right foot and then climbed onto the side of the mid rail of the WAVE with h er left foot to reach a bundle of boxes in order to cut the strapping. While try ing to return to the WAVE platform, the employee fell to the floor and suffered multiple injuries, requiring hospitalization.
Keywords: back, blunt force, blunt force trauma, concrete, elevated work plat, elevated work platform, equipment operator, fall, fall protection, fracture, guardrail, industrial truck, material handling, order-picker , picki
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1408868.015 32 F Hospitalized injury Material recording, sched'g & distr. clerks n.e.c.

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