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Accident: 201024023 - Worker On Pallet Jack Collides With A Unattended Forklift

Accident: 201024023 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 11/29/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31582818603/02/20125148Redwood Empire Food Bank
On November 29, 2011, Employee #1 a 26-year-old male with Redwood Empire Food Bank was performing his usual work duties when he ran the pallet jack he was pulling (Crown model WP2335) into an unattended forklift which had been parked in the aisleway. Employee #1's left foot was pinned between the pallet jack and forklift. He was transported to Sutter Memorial Hospital, treated and released a few hours later. Due to complications from his injuries, doctors amputated his left fifth toe a few weeks later. Investigation into the incident has revealed contributing factors include; Employee #1's failure to look in the direction of travel while pulling a pallet jack, a coworker parking a forklift and leaving it unattended in an aisle way, incomplete forklift operators' training and insufficient width for aisles used for two way industrial truck traffic.
Keywords: amputated, vehicle, collision, industrial truck, pallet, toe, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315828186 Hospitalized injury Fracture Driver-sales workers

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