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Accident: 202720140 - Pallet Jack Operator Fractures Leg In Crash Into Wall

Accident: 202720140 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 12/31/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31621521902/21/20144225Stoneledge Furniture Llc Dba Ashley Furniture Home
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on December 31, 2013, an employee was working in the returns department of a retail furniture store in Colton, CA. He was operating a pallet jack. He had been employed by the company, doing this work, for approximately eight months. He was moving furniture to prepare for liquidation. As he traveled toward the return department on the pallet jack, he was unable to brake. He hit a wall with the pallet jack, crushing his left leg between the wall and the platform of the pallet jack. He sustained a fracture in his lower left leg. He was hospitalized for approximately seven days. The Division was notified of the incident by the employer at approximately 1:50 p.m. on January 2, 2014.
Keywords: fracture, ind trk operator, brake, warehouse, crushed, industrial truck, pallet, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316215219 Hospitalized injury Fracture Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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