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Accident: 202675229 - Employee Sprains Knee When Struck By Forklift

Accident: 202675229 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 06/11/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31652342206/18/20134212Recology Yuba-Sutter
On June 11, 2013, Employee #1, an equipment operator, was returning to his excavator after taking a morning break. The employee was walking in the pit's garbage collection side of a public waste management center. A coworker, forklift operator, was traveling through the facility in a forward direction with a large trash bin having limited forward visibility because the bin was stacked high above the container with material. The coworker was beeping the horn, but he struck Employee #1 knocking him down and dragging him across the floor approximately 30 ft. The employee's legs went under the bin as he was dragging on the cement. Employee #1 was transported to Rideout Hospital, where he was treated for sprains and abrasions on his right knee and a large hole requiring several surgeries to repair. Employee #1 remained hospitalized for six days.
Keywords: horn, equipment operator, industrial truck, abrasion, escalator, struck by, walk-behind forklift, sprain, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316523422 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Operating engineers

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