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Accident: 776146 - Employee Injured When Thrown From Forklift

Accident: 776146 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 10/07/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10563909011/30/19903297General Refractories Company
On October 7, 1990, Employee #1, a hacker/setter in a brick plant kiln, was driving a pallet of bricks down to the kiln floor when the forklift wheel hit a hole that was not properly covered with a steel plate. The forklift tilted and threw the employee about 12 feet to the kiln floor. Bricks struck the employee when they fell from the pallet. He sustained bruises and an acute fracture of the vertebra.
Keywords: ejected, fracture, cover, brick, industrial truck, floor opening, pallet, struck by, vertebra, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105639090 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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