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Accident: 170872030 - Employee Injured When Forklift Strikes Power Scrubber

Accident: 170872030 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 04/29/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12577603908/14/19972086C.G. Roxane Water Company
Employee #1 was using a power floor scrubber to clean the floors in a warehouse/loading dock area. A forklift driver was loading a trailer with goods when the power scrubber became clogged with debris at the base of the loading ramp. Employee #1 decided to unclog the scrubber in the middle of the loading area rather than move it out of the way. The forklift driver had to go forward on the ramp to keep the load against the mast so it would not fall. The driver did not see the scrubber in the middle of the loading area, and it struck the machine which then struck Employee #1. He suffered multiple contusions, but no serious or permanent injuries.
Keywords: loading, ind trk operator, obstructed view, work rules, cleaning, clogged, industrial truck, mech mat handling, struck by, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125776039 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Laborers, except construction

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