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Accident: 170172340 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Battery

Accident: 170172340 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 05/16/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11179407905/22/19914225Fcw Imports
At approximately 10:15 p.m. on May 16, 1991, Employee #1, of FCW Imports, was using a forklift to hoist a 1,450 lb battery onto a forklift holding rack. The battery had been raised about 4 to 6 in. off the ground when it became unbalanced and started to fall over. Employee #1 tried to stop it by using his body to brace it, but the battery was too heavy. The corner edge struck him on the kneecap and he suffered a severe cut.
Keywords: battery, knee, work rules, industrial truck, laceration, struck by, falling object, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111794079 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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