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Accident: 201078177 - Employee Fractures Leg When Run Over By Forklift

Accident: 201078177 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 06/28/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31534550407/11/20125093Ims Electronics Recycling, Inc
At 7:00 a.m. on June 28, 2012, Employee #1, a maintenance worker at an electronics recycler in Poway, had been working on some equipment parts at the west side of the warehouse near the battery storage area. Employee #1 turned and walked east in a pedestrian only aisle between rows of boxes. He walked out into a north-south passageway where there were several forklifts operating. One of those forklifts was operated by a coworker, who was backing up into the main north-south aisle near the loading docks, waiting to use the scale. His back-up alarm was working and he was looking over his right shoulder. However, he did not see the left rear quarter of his forklift and struck Employee #1, who had walked across the aisle behind him. Employee #1 was wearing a reflective vest and a hoodie sweatshirt with the hood up over his head. He suffered a compound fracture to his right lower leg. Employee #1 was transported to Pomerado Hospital, where he was hospitalized for more than three days and had multiple surgeries.
Keywords: back-up alarm, fracture, maintenance, warehouse, industrial truck, struck by, run over, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315345504 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations

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