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Accident: 200741148 - Employee'S Leg Is Fractured In Fall From Runaway Fork Lift

Accident: 200741148 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 05/08/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30446686505/09/20021521Citywide Homebuilders
On May 8, 2002, Employee #1 and a coworker were installing a window in a two-story residence that was situated on a steep hill and surrounded by rough terrain. The coworker was operating a Traverse Lift rough-terrain material handler, and Employee #1 was on an elevated work platform mounted on its forks. The coworker raised Employee #1 to a height of approximately 19 ft and then left the forklift cab, with the machine running, to talk to another coworker. The lift truck began to roll down the hill and then overturned. Employee #1 was thrown off the elevated platform and suffered a compound fracture of his left leg.
Keywords: fracture, vehicle in gear, work rules, construction, steep grade, industrial truck, fall, unmanned, elevated work plat, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 19
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304466865 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:19
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing
FatCause: Fall, other

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