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Accident: 170831572 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Battery Charger

Accident: 170831572 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 11/13/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30288503311/16/19995251Lowe'S
Employee #1 was moving an electric stand-up pallet jack when the cord from the overhead battery charger became tangled with the pallet jack's wheel. As the vehicle moved, the 200 lb charger was pulled off its 8 ft high storage shelf, striking Employee #1 and pushing his head forward. He sustained a laceration that required four stitches to close and a compression fracture of two lumbar vertebrae. He was transported to Frederick Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Keywords: fracture, head, unsecured, battery charger, laceration, struck by, entangled, walk-behind forklift, falling object, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302885033 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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