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Accident: 201043346 - Employee Fractures Foot When Struck By Cart

Accident: 201043346 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 05/02/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31101355105/02/20077389Exhibitors Carpet Services West Inc.
Employee #1 was sitting in a chair outside a trade show service office trailer when two employees from another company drove up in an electric Columbia Par-Car. The employees exited the vehicle but did not turn the key "OFF", instead leaving it in the "FWD" position, and did not set the parking brake. A tool that was resting on a bag on the seat slid off, landing on the accelerator pedal which caused the vehicle to drive forward and strike Employee #1 who was sitting in a chair. Employee #1 suffered a fractured left foot but did not require hospitalization.
Keywords: vehicle in gear, brake, struck by, cart
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311013551 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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