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Accident: 201160231 - Employee'S Arm Injured When Struck By Falling Pallet Jack

Accident: 201160231 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/10/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12605319805/15/19973537Industrial Forklift Incorporated
At approximately 11:30 p.m. on April 10, 1997, Employee #1, of Industrial Forklift in Bell Gardens, CA, was replacing the wheel drives on an electric pallet jack. He used a hydraulic jack to elevate the pallet jack, and then placed blocks beneath its frame. While he was replacing the drives, one of the blocks slipped. The pallet jack fell, landing on Employee #1's left wrist. He suffered crushing injuries to his left hand and arm, and a fractured right index finger. Employee #1 was transported to Queen of Angeles Hospital in Los Angeles.
Keywords: fracture, maintenance, unsecured, blocks, finger, struck by, walk-behind forklift, falling object, unstable position, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126053198 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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