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Accident: 202471462 - Employee Jumps From Lift And Fractures Ankle

Accident: 202471462 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 09/12/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31482780901/03/20128322Santa Barbara Food Bank/West Side Com. Ctr.
On September 12, 2011, Employee #1 was unloading a truck containing wooden pallets of secured canned goods. The truck was a standard U-haul type truck with an electrical platform lift. The platform height from the grade to the level of the truck's rear floor was approximately 4 ft. Once the material was placed on the platform, it was lowered to the grade. Employee #1 used a pallet jack to transport the material. While pushing the jack onto the platform, one of the wheels went over the platform. The entire pallet with the jack started to overturn. Employee #1 tried to stabilize the pallet, but could not. He leaped from the platform and broke his ankle when he landed. Employee #1 was transported to medical center, where he received treatment and was hospitalized for postoperative care.
Keywords: platform, fracture, hydraulic lift, jump on moving equip, industrial truck, ankle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314827809 Hospitalized injury Fracture Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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