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Accident: 202357026 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Forklift

Accident: 202357026 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 10/12/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30934739110/12/20057331Harte-Hanks Direct Marketing/Baltimore, Inc.
On October 12, 2005, Employee #1 was walking with his head down in a mail warehouse. While looking down, he walked by or from between two parked forklifts and into an aisle way that was used by the forklifts. A forklift operator, who was driving an electric Nissan Forklift, did not see Employee #1 until he stepped in front of the moving forklift. The operator applied the brakes but the forklift struck Employee #1 before coming to a stop. Employee #1 was injured, when he was knocked backwards, then staggered and fell to the concrete floor. He was hospitalized at St. Agnes Hospital and treated for scrapes and bruises to both arms.
Keywords: warehouse, industrial truck, struck by, arm, contusion, inattention, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309347391 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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