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Accident: 170164966 - Employee'S Leg Broken When Pallet Truck Tips Over

Accident: 170164966 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 09/05/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11197405109/26/19901799Patent Scaffolding
Employee #1, of Patent Scaffolding Company, was guiding a motorized pallet truck from the tile-floored aisle to the carpeted area over a small metal carpet strip. A sharp turn caused the front wheel to lodge against the strip. The truck tipped over and landed on Employee #1's right leg. He was hospitalized with a fractured femur.
Keywords: fracture, construction, truck, sharp turn, walk-behind forklift, leg, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111974051 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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