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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201024866 - Forklift Operator Hits Metal Rack And Crushes Foot

Accident: 201024866 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 09/04/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31583076009/09/20132086The Coca Cola Co.,Inc.
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on September 4, 2013, Employee #1, a 22-year-old male production technician number-one with the Coca Cola Co Inc., was working at a jobsite located in American Canyon, California. Employee #1 was performing his usual task of moving ingredients from a metal rack storage in the Blend Department to the Blend Room using a stand-up forklift. He was at the end of his shift, and Employee #1 was trying to park the stand-up forklift parallel or beside the metal rack. While Employee #1 was approaching the metal rack, driving in the reverse direction, he tried to slow and stop the forklift by lifting his right foot off the dead-man switch, but his foot got stuck in a space between the dead-man switch and the body of the forklift. Employee #1 tried to turn the forklift away by using the "joy stick" to avoid hitting the metal rack; however, his left foot slipped away from the forklift operator's platform and got crushed between the metal rack and the edge of the rear part of the forklift. Employee #1 suffered crushing injuries to his lower left leg that resulted in an amputation. Employee #1 was seen initially at the Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, California then at Stanford Hospital. Employee #1 had been working with the company for one year and two months.
Keywords: driver, collision, crushed, industrial truck, storage rack, storage area, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315830760 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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