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Accident: 117711.015 - Employee Suffers Abdominal Injury When Struck By Pallet Jack

Accident: 117711.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 06/20/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1413397.01507/05/2019Lara Labor Contractors Inc.
At 12:00 noon on June 20, 2019, an employee was operating an electric pallet jac k loaded with 5,000 pounds of bean sprouts. After unloading the bean sprouts, th e employee was pulling the pallet jack backwards when he backed into a full garb age can. The handle of the pallet jack struck the employee's abdomen but he did not seek treatment or medical advise at that time. One week later the employee f elt increasing pain in his chest close to where he was struck so he went to the hospital, where he was admitted for two days for observation. The employee was r eleased and referred to a cardiology center where he was diagnosed with a clogge d artery.
Keywords: abdomen, backing up, blunt force trauma, cardiovasc disease, caught between, jack, pallet, warehouse
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1413397.015 52 M Non Hospitalized injury Farm workers

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