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Accident: 201071016 - Employee Is Injured When Caught Between Rack And Forklift

Accident: 201071016 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 05/15/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12594523805/17/20077363Smiths Medical Asd, Inc.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on May 15, 2007, Employee #1, an industrial truck operator, was operating a stand-in forklift, Caterpillar Model NRDR 30; Serial Number 2GL07188, with a maximum load of 3,300 lbs. Employee #1 was loading a pallet of boxed respirators when he lost control of the forklift as he turned a 90-degree corner. Employee #1 stated that there was resin materials on the floor that cause his forklift to skid. Because of the skid, Employee #1 was thrown against the lower beam of a metal storage rack, causing him to be squeezed between the lower beam of the rack and the front of the forklift. He sustained fractured ribs and a ruptured spleen. Employee #1 was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, where he remained for five days.
Keywords: fracture, ind trk operator, spleen, rupture, caught between, industrial truck, rib, pallet, storage rack
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125945238 Hospitalized injury Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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