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Accident: 170888804 - Employee Injured In Forklift Accident On Railroad Tracks

Accident: 170888804 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 05/02/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12558659405/04/19983317Napa Pipe Corporation
Employee #1, who worked at a pipe forming and finishing mill owned by the Napa Pipe Corporation, was driving a Caterpillar rubber-tired forklift, model Y80D, serial #H2234, on his way to a work site at the start of his shift. He was going across a railroad grade crossing when the forklift bounced on a slight hump and the forks became stuck on the railroad track. Employee #1's abdominal area struck the steering wheel and he sustained fractured ribs and a punctured pancreas. The accident was caused by driving with the forks too low for the crossing. Employee #1 was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Keywords: clearance, fracture, abdomen, ind trk operator, work rules, struck against, pancreas, industrial truck, railroad track, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125586594 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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