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Accident: 201157641 - Employee Injured When Leg Caught Between Tug And Dolly

Accident: 201157641 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 06/12/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30086276007/03/20034513Ups
At 3:00 a.m. on June 12, 2003, Employee #1 was connecting tugs to dollies with containers in a parking lot and he was also instructing the operators where to take the container according to the manifest attached to the container. Employee #1 was a regular employee of the Parcel Services employer. Just before the accident, Employee #1 connected a tug, Number 7687, to a dolly with a container, Number 41598, on it. There were two more dollies attached to the dolly with the container. Employee #1 moved to the right after making the connection to connect another tug to a dolly. While Employee #1 was making that connection, the operator of the previous tug made a hard left turn and hit the dolly with one of the other dollies that Employee #1 was working on. Due to the impact, the dolly moved forward and Employee #1's left leg got caught between the tongue and the hitch of the tug as he tried to move out of the way. Employee #1 received multiple fractures on his left lower leg which required hospitalization for 3 days.
Keywords: fracture, trailer hitch, caught between, containerized cargo, cart, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300862760 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, material moving equipment operators

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