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Accident: 202479481 - Worker Is Run Over By Forklift And His Leg Is Fractured

Accident: 202479481 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 07/22/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31634832501/03/20141541Mangini & Sons
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on July 22, 2013, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a general building construction company, were working at a commercial building site. They were assigned the task of relocating closer to the public road an existing 10-foot tall temporary fence that consisted of chain link material and plastic slats. Employee #1 and Coworker #1 were standing on opposite sides of the fence and securing the chain link material to the posts using wire ties. Coworker #2, an equipment operator, was operating a rough-terrain vehicle, a forklift, Gradall Model 544D-10, Serial No. 0160002436, to retrieve sections of the fence material. Coworker #2 oriented the lift parallel to the fence in order to use the forks to support the fence material and prevent it from collapsing while Employee #1 and Coworker #1 attached the wire ties. Employee #1 was working with his back toward the lift's rear right tire when Coworker #2 turned the lift's wheels left and drove forward. The lift knocked down Employee #1 and rolled over his left heel. Coworker #1 flagged Coworker #2 and told him to back up. Coworker #2 backed up the lift, which rolled over Employee #1 and came to rest on top of Employee #1's left leg. Coworker #2 then put the lift into drive and moved the vehicle forward and off Employee #1. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for a leg fracture. The employer notified Cal/OSHA by phone at approximately 9:00 a.m. on July 23, 2013. The subsequent investigation determined that the employer had been operating as a licensed construction contractor since 1995.
Keywords: fracture, tie wire, construction, industrial truck, fence, struck by, run over, foot, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316348325 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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