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Accident: 170164370 - Employee Injured When Struck By Forklift Fork

Accident: 170164370 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/09/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11197225308/07/19903544Century Sales
Employee #1 had used a forklift to bring a mold into the shop. He placed the mold on a drill press table, then went to the side of the mold to secure it to the table with a sling. As he did this, the forklift operator's foot slipped off the clutch and the forklift lurched forward a short distance. One of the forks struck Employee #1 in the side of the neck, fracturing a vertebra.
Keywords: fracture, vehicle in gear, slip, industrial truck, neck, struck by, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111972253 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinists

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