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Accident: 202676078 - Industrial Truck Operator'S Leg Is Fractured By Falling Load

Accident: 202676078 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 01/02/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11992097301/09/20147363Express Services Inc
On January 2, 2014, an employee was working as the operator of an industrial truck at a metal parts warehouse in Oroville, CA. He had been sent there by a temporary employment agency. He was unwrapping a bundle of 12L14 finish rods on a forklift. He had not ensured that the load was balanced, braced, or secured from tipping or falling. The load fell, striking the employee. He sustained a compound fracture of the tibia in his right leg and two fractured bones in his ankle. He was taken to the hospital for his injuries.
Keywords: fracture, ind trk operator, unsecured, warehouse, industrial truck, struck by, falling object, ankle, leg, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119920973 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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