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Accident: 170882781 - Inexperienced Employee Injured Driving Forklift

Accident: 170882781 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 10/25/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11986877610/25/19944225Dependable Distribution Center
At 9:20 a.m. on September 22, 1994, Employee #1, whose normal job was clothes inspector, was trying to learn forklift driving and had driven a few times for short periods. She saw a Barret Electronics Corp. industrial truck, model SQX6027X96, serial #242222, 6,000 lb, stand-up with 7 ft 10 in. forks that was not being used. She turned the steering, stepped on the gas, and lost control. The forklift turned too fast and her left leg went outside the running line of the forklift. Her upper thigh was caught between the forklift and a #3 cement pillar in the warehouse of the third floor by the freight elevator. Emergency help was called and Employee #1 was taken to the hospital.
Keywords: ind trk operator, warehouse, work rules, concrete beam, caught between, industrial truck, inexperience, lost control, contusion, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119868776 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Weighers, measurers and checkers

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