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Accident: 170180525 - Employee Injured When Forklift Falls Off Ramp And Onto Him

Accident: 170180525 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 08/20/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11215121207/31/19915141Smart And Final Inc
At 7:30 p.m. on July 26, 1991, Employee #1, a forklift operator for Smart and Final Company, was driving a Clark 740 forklift truck up the unguarded left side of a ramp. The wheels went over the edge and the forklift fell off the ramp, pinning Employee #1. He was admitted to Martin Luther King Hospital for 4 days and then treated as an outpatient. The employer installed a guard on the open side of the ramp, and was advised to oversee employees' activities to insure safe practices in the future.
Keywords: guardrail, ind trk operator, ramp, pinned, work rules, industrial truck, unguarded, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112151212 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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