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Accident: 201101961 - Employee Injured When Fork Lift Collided Into Storage Rack

Accident: 201101961 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 05/03/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12575000008/01/20012013Zacky Kitchens
On May 3, 2001, Employee #1, an "untrained" fork lift driver, was driving, and had previously driven, a fork lift within the warehouse to gain hands-on driving experience. Employee #1 was driving in the direction of the sliding door and had intended on making a 180 degree turn to head back in the direction he was originally coming from. Due to being inexperienced at driving a fork lift, Employee #1 misjudged the distance, the speed and turning power of the fork lift and drove the fork lift into the racking. Employee #1 sustained a broken arm, ruptured stomach and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, struck against, rupture, collision, industrial truck, storage rack, arm, stomach
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125750000 Hospitalized injury Fracture Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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