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Accident: 170042584 - Employee Injured When His Forklift Falls Off Trailer

Accident: 170042584 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 12/22/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11133278912/22/19935111Unisourse Corp
Employee #1 drove a stand up forklift onto a trailer just as the trailer pulled away from the loading dock. The forklift fell back onto the dock and pinned the employee to the dock. The employee sustained a broken ankle and head and internal injuries. Witnesses think the employee, who was on the job only 2 weeks, didn't know which trailer to off load. Unfortunately, he drove onto a trailer that had been cleared to leave.
Keywords: dock, pinned, industrial truck, inexperience, fall, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111332789 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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