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Accident: 170165393 - Employee Is Injured When Forklift Strikes Aerial Lift

Accident: 170165393 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 08/23/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12016551908/29/20023429Desa International Inc
At approximately 8:28 a.m. on August 23, 2002, Employee #1 was using a scissor lift, Identification number 1A130591, to work on a 12-foot-high overhead conveyor in a warehouse. As Employee #1 was standing on the lift, a forklift, Identification number 115, was clearing a path and struck the aerial lift, causing Employee #1 to fall. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for fractured ribs and a punctured lung. An accident investigation revealed that the forklift operator did not notice the scissor lift in his path.
Keywords: fracture, lung, industrial truck, rib, fall, struck by, aerial lift, inattention, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120165519 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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