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Accident: 170839385 - Employee'S Pelvis Is Fractured When Struck By Forklift

Accident: 170839385 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 10/11/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
At approximately 7:00 a.m., on October 11, 2005, Employee #1 was taking a smoke break, when she was struck by a Hyster S59XM fork lift. An operator was backing the heavily laden forklift out of the building department area through the rear roll-up doorway. The operator observed Employee #1 as she stood adjacent to the building department rear doorway. While backing towards her, the operator was unable to stop before striking her. She was pinned between the forklift and the building wall. She was hospitalized with a fractured pelvis at Marin General Hospital.
Keywords: back-up alarm, brake, speeding, work rules, industrial truck, inexperience, smoking, struck by, backing up, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125533901 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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