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Accident: 202686697 - Employee Is Pinned And Injured Between Lift And Container

Accident: 202686697 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 12/10/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31621031912/10/20124953Victor Valley Recycling Inc
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on December 10, 2012, a recycling technician, was operating a forklift. His supervisor instructed him to use the forklift and tow a large recycling bin, which was approximately 8 ft high and 24 ft long, into position. While Employee #1 was linking the container to the rear of the forklift with a chain, a delivery truck struck the container. The container rolled back and pinned Employee #1 between the stationary forklift and the container. Employee #1 sustained a left clavicle fracture. He was transported to a medical center. At the hospital, Employee #1 underwent surgical procedures and was then hospitalized for over 24 hours.
Keywords: fracture, unsecured, pinned, equipment operator, struck against, industrial truck, containerized cargo, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316210319 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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