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Accident: 201056363 - Employee Injured When Pinned By Forklift

Accident: 201056363 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 03/06/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12608240303/22/20027699American Scale Co Inc
On March 6, 2002, Employee #1, a welder with American Scale Company Inc., was using a forklift to store a scale in a storage area. After placing the scale down, he was unable to retract the forks. Employee #1 then climbed onto the front end of the forklift and stood up to insert wooden blocks underneath the scale to take the weight of the scale off the forks. It is suspected that he may have bumped into the control that tilts the mast. The mast retracted and pinned Employee #1. He was hospitalized with a hip fracture. The accident was caused by lack of safety training on safe forklift operation.
Keywords: fracture, pinned, control lever, welder, industrial truck, hip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126082403 Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters

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