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Accident: 170189963 - Employee Injured When Caught Between Pallet Jack And Post

Accident: 170189963 -- Report ID: 0950634 -- Event Date: 08/02/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11215295411/30/19905143The Vons Companies, Inc
At approximately 6:30 a.m. on August 2, 1990, Employee #1 was using a pallet jack to deliver some labels to the receiving dock area. He was traveling down the center main aisle when the controls became stuck and he ran into a post on the side of the aisle. Employee #1's thigh was pinned between the pallet jack and the post, resulting in injuries that required hospitalization. Following the accident, the employer reported that the brakes needed adjustment. The company said it was not aware of the condition of the brakes because the Employee #1 had filed no report indicating brake trouble, as required by the employer. The points in the control were found to be functioning. The employer was cited for a general violation for not maintaining the brakes and a regulatory violation for not reporting a serious accident that resulted in a hospitalization of over 24 hours.
Keywords: brake, inadequate maint, warehouse, pinned, stuck, work rules, walk-behind forklift, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112152954 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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