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Accident: 202555207 - Warehouse Worker Is Pinned Between Forklift And Storage Rack

Accident: 202555207 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 09/26/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31553145910/29/20122331Gsm Retail
On September 26, 2012, an Employee #1 was working as a warehouse tagger for a manufacturer of casual clothing. Employee #1 was a direct hire of the employer. She was pulling orders from warehouse racks and stacking them on a hand truck. A coworker, who was also pulling orders, retrieved a forklift and was backing it up in the same aisle in which Employee #1 was working. He backed the forklift to the right, behind a pallet stacked high with goods, and struck Employee #1, who was pulling orders directly behind the pallet. Her hand truck partly shielded her from the forklift, but she was momentarily pinned between the forklift and a warehouse rack upright before the coworker saw her and pulled the forklift forward. Employee #1 sustained a fractured pelvis, five fractured ribs, and two fractured vertebrae. She was hospitalized for treatment of her injuries. The incident was reported later the same day.
Keywords: fracture, ind trk operator, warehouse, caught between, industrial truck, pelvis, pallet, storage rack, vertebra, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315531459 Hospitalized injury Fracture Order clerks

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