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Accident: 202458865 - Employee Fractures Leg When Pallet Jack Strikes Guard Rail

Accident: 202458865 -- Report ID: 0950647 -- Event Date: 12/10/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31698136412/17/20137363Primeskill Staffing Services
At approximately 1:33 p.m. on December 10, 2013, Employee #1, a forklift operator, was driving a pallet jack (Crown Model PE4500) loaded with pallets. The employee turned the pallet jack left, but due to excessive speed the jack did not complete the turn and the employee struck a nearby pallet rack guard rail. Employee #1 was transported by ambulance to Kern Medical Center, where he was treated for a fractured right leg. The employee was hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, struck against, industrial truck, pallet, jack, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316981364 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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