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Accident: 201156296 - Employee Injured While Operatating A Pallet Jack

Accident: 201156296 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 02/25/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30085752104/04/20025411Ralphs Grocery Co - Riverside Warehouse
At approximately 9:55 a.m. on February 25, 2002, Employee #1 was working at Ralphs Groceries located at 1500 Eastridge Ave, Riverside, CA 92506 in their freezer warehouse. Employee #1 was working between aisles 37 and 42, driving a power pallet jack number I-21178, S.N. A890NO1512Y, manufactured by Yale Industrial Trucks. Employee #1 was coming from aisle 48 towards aisle 42 when he turned left and went into the aisle. As Employee #1 turned left, the pallet jack started slipping; he applied the brakes but could not stop. Employee #1 tried to jump but his left leg got caught between the rack and the pallet jack and resulted in a compound fracture on his left knee. Right after the accident Employee #1 was taken to Riverside Community Hospital where he was hospitalized for four days where surgery was performed on his left knee on February 26, 2002.
Keywords: fracture, warehouse, pallet, freezer compartment, jack
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300857521 Hospitalized injury Fracture Janitors and cleaners

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