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Accident: 202457339 - Employee'S Legs Are Fractured When Run Over By Forklift

Accident: 202457339 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 04/19/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12620010409/08/20112448B&B Pallet Pallet Co Inc
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on April 19, 2011, Employee #1, a truck driver with B & B Pallet Co., Inc. (a wooden pallet manufacturer and wood chip recycler) rode on the side of a forklift to a propane tank storage area. He stepped off the forklift and moved to the back of the forklift to disconnect the propane tank. The forklift operator was unaware that Employee #1 had dismounted. When the operator turned, Employee #1 jumped out of the way and fell to the ground on his right side. Employee #1's legs were run over by the forklift. He was hospitalized St. Francis Medical Center for fractures of his left foot and his right tibia and fibula.
Keywords: fracture, tibia, riding on equipment, industrial truck, run over, storage area, communication, inattention, leg, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126200104 Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, heavy

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