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Accident: 94768.015 - Employee Is Struck By Forklift And Fractures Leg

Accident: 94768.015 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 04/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1225225.01504/18/2017Waste Management Of Kansas Inc
At 7:45 a.m. on April 11, 2017, an employee was assisting a coworker to clean a work area that contained scrap cardboard. While the coworker operated a forklift to load the scrap cardboard into the conveyer of a baling machine, the employee was on foot picking up scrap material. As the coworker put the forklift into re verse and began backing up, the employee was struck by the forklift. The employe e sustained a broken leg, which he was hospitalized and received treatment. The incident investigation revealed that the backup alarm and strobe light of the fo rklift were in use at the time of the incident.
Keywords: backing up, fracture, inattention, industrial truck, leg, material handling, struck by, warehouse
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1225225.015 57 M Hospitalized injury

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