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Accident: 201701695 - Employee Is Injured When Pinned By Forklift

Accident: 201701695 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 06/27/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30660471106/30/20043089J M Manufacturing Co Inc
At about 9:30 p.m. on June 27, 2004, Employee #1 was attempting to turn off the propane feed valve to a forklift while it was backing up. He crouched down behind the forklift in a position where the forklift operator could not see him. Employee #1 became pinned between the forklift counterweight and an "I" shaped building column. After being initially treated at Good Shepherd Medical Center, Employee #1 was hospitalized at Emmanuel Hospital in Portland for treatment of fractured ribs and a severely bruised heart.
Keywords: heart, fracture, pinned, column, industrial truck, shut-off valve, propane, communication, backing up, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306604711 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Extruding and forming machine operators

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