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Accident: 170694111 - Employee Injures Ankles In Forklift Collision

Accident: 170694111 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 05/26/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12393010906/02/19925211Home Base
On May 26, 1992, Employee #1, of Home Base, was backing up a standup Hyster electric lift truck, model N40ER, 4,000 lb, in the aisle of the store. At the corner of the aisle, another forklift was completely stopped (Hyster #685, 5,500 lb, sit-down-type). Employee #1 was going to turn the corner when his brakes and throttle failed, causing his forklift to collide with the other forklift. The employee had his body turned because he was backing up and ran into the parked forklift forks, injuring the front of both ankles (broken bones, tendons, nerves, and arteries). He was released on June 5, 1992, from Davies Medical Center. He had been trained and the forklifts were inspected daily. The forklift was immediately taken out of service and inspected by an independent company.
Keywords: fracture, tendon, ind trk operator, brake, equipment failure, collision, industrial truck, artery, ankle, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123930109 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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