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Accident: 170183032 - Employee Hospitalized After Falling With Box From Forklift

Accident: 170183032 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 12/16/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11175326501/08/19921542Morley Construction
Employee #1 broke a telephone line while handling material with a forklift. To repair the line, Employee #1 and a coworker obtained a wooden box that had been used to store material. The coworker operated the forklift while Employee #1 climbed into the box and was lifted up to splice the telephone wire. While repairing the line, the box disengaged from the forks and Employee #1 and the box fell approximately 8 ft to the ground. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: chest, fracture, repair, unsecured, work rules, construction, industrial truck, fall, arm, hip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111753265 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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