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Accident: 117408.015 - Employee Fractures Tibia In Industrial Vehicle Collision

Accident: 117408.015 -- Report ID: 0950661 -- Event Date: 06/20/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1410880.01506/25/2019Tesla, Inc.
At 1:00 p.m. on June 20, 2019, an employee, a material handler, was operating a Hyster Electric Pallet Jack to deliver material to the assembly line. The employ ee was returning to the warehouse to pick up more materials when he was making a right turn at a blind corner with approximately 8 feet blind spot caused by a s helving unit containing materials. The entrance to the warehouse is one-way traf fic with a stop sign sticker on the floor and a mirror dome hanging from the cei ling. The employee made a stop at the stop sign and, as he turned right, he rear -ended a dolly being pulled by a Hyster Tugger that had stopped for a pedestrian walking in the mobile traffic only area. There was a designated walk path for p edestrians was located on the next aisle from the incident area. The employee hi t his left tibia above his ankle on the left rear edge of the dolly. The employe e suffered a fracture of his left tibia requiring surgery and hospitalization.
Keywords: collision, fracture, leg, material handling, powered industrial vehicle, tibia, warehouse
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1410880.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Production helpers

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