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Accident: 910042 - Employee Injured Kidney In Fall From Lift Truck

Accident: 910042 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 02/06/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10783106702/09/19903341At&T Nassau Metals Corp
Employee #1 was working on a section of duct work while standing on a 40-in. by 47-in. platform with guardrails and elevated by the forks of a Clark lift truck (Model 6500-Y580) raised 10 ft above the ground. The platform was not secured to the forks of the lift truck. Another employee was repositioning the lift truck so Employee #1 could work on another section of the duct work. With Employee #1 still elevated on the platform, the lift truck began to back up. One section of the guardrail caught a bolt and the platform was pulled off one of the forks. Employee #1 fell to the floor injuring his kidney and was hospitalized.
Keywords: duct, guardrail, struck against, industrial truck, fall, kidney, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107831067 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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