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Accident: 201070844 - Employee Injures Leg When Run Over By Forklift

Accident: 201070844 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 12/13/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31081031203/06/20071741Rcp Block And Brick Inc
At 5:20 a.m. on December 13, 2006, Employee #1, a forklift operator, was logging the mileage of a forklift, while his manager using a Caterpillar forklift, Model Number DPK 30 K, Serial Number AT14036048, to stack concrete. As the manager stacking the concrete, he backed up and ran over Employee #1's right foot with the forklifts left rear tire. Employee #1 was taken to Sharp Hospital in Chula Vista, where he was hospitalized and treated for a broken right leg. His leg was fractured in seven to eight places on the tibia and fibula, including possible ligament damage to his right knee. The accident investigation revealed that Employee #1's manager did not see Employee #1 before backing up the forklift.
Keywords: back-up alarm, fracture, obstructed view, caught between, industrial truck, struck by, motor vehicle, backing up, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310810312 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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