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Accident: 202478947 - Employee Gets A Leg Injury From A Forklift Collision

Accident: 202478947 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 01/14/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31634655003/08/20135047Cardinal Health
At approximately 11:15 a.m. on January 14, 2013 Employee #1, a truck operator of Cardinal Health sustained a serious leg injury while driving a forklift, when another forklift driver ran into him while moving wooden pallets. Employee #1, got on his lift and backed out (going in reverse) driving down the main walking aisle. At that same time, Employee #2 had picked up three broken pallets on his forks from another area and proceeded to the main walking aisle while traveling towards Employee #1. Employee #2 was in the process of doing a 3-point turn around to go up the R-2 aisle when Employee #1 and Employee #2's forklifts collided causing the serious injury when a broken piece of wood from one of the pallets stabbed through Employee #1's right calf. Employee #1's supervisor was in the receiving area and was notified by radio of the incident. Paramedics arrived and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital where he had surgery the next day and was hospitalized for 10 days.
Keywords: wood slab, collision, industrial truck, pallet, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316346550 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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