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Accident: 202479333 - Employee Fractures Ankle Caught Between Forklift And Battery

Accident: 202479333 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 07/22/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31634568509/19/20135112United Stationers Supply Co
At approximately 11:20 a.m. on July 22, 2013, Employee #1, with United Stationers Supply Company, had been cleaning a break room and was dumping trash using a forklift (Raymond; Model Number: R40-C40TT; Serial Number: R40-01-03202) with a clamp attachment. Employee #1 returned the forklift to the charging station in reverse gear (tractor-first) with approximately one ft between the rack that holds replacement batteries and the forklift. Then, he exited the forklift prior to allowing the forklift to come to a complete stop. Employee #1's left foot was caught between the rear of the forklift and the rack holding the replacement batteries. Employee #1 was working alone. There were no witnesses to the accident. Employee #1 was then taken via ambulance to the hospital, where Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for a fractured ankle. The cause of the accident was that Employee #1 did not allow the forklift to come to a complete stop prior to placing any part of Employee #1's body outside the running lines of an industrial truck where shear or crushing hazards existed.
Keywords: fracture, vehicle in gear, battery charger, caught between, industrial truck, ankle, backing up, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316345685 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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