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Accident: 201492915 - Employee Is Crushed Between Forklifts, Suffers Concussion

Accident: 201492915 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 12/03/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31290920304/08/20095251Lowes
At approximately 11:37 a.m. on December 3, 2008, Employee #1 was using the Yale (standing operator position) order picker (Serial Number C801N07129E) in the warehouse. The order picker has very sensitive steering and Employee #1 lost control of the unit and collided with a forklift operated by a coworker. Due to the jolt of the collision, Employee #1's body recoiled and his head contacted the cages on both machines. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. Employee #1 suffered a concussion and was hospitalized.
Keywords: head, warehouse, caught between, collision, crushed, industrial truck, concussion, lost control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312909203 Hospitalized injury Concussion Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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