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Accident: 201145885 - Employee Fractures Ribs When Pinned By Forklift

Accident: 201145885 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/17/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30535356703/22/20045211Newport Stone Inc
At 10:25 a.m. on March 17, 2004, Employee #1 was part of a crew loading a steel A-frame used to carry rock slabs on to the bed of a GMC Topkick truck. At the time of the incident, the steel frame was unstable and a coworker was operating a Clark forklift to hold the frame up while Employee #1, facing the forklift, was attempting to put the back stake gate of the truck bed in place. The forklift, while being driven by the coworker, moved forward and pinned Employee #1 between the truck bed and the forklift mast. As a result, Employee #1 suffered broken ribs and was hospitalized for ten days.
Keywords: loading, fracture, ind trk operator, vehicle in gear, pinned, work rules, caught between, industrial truck, lumber, sprain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305353567 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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