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Accident: 957050 - Employee'S Leg Fractured When Pinned By Forklift Tires

Accident: 957050 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 12/08/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11188686712/18/19924225Gregg Drilling & Testing, Inc.
At approximately 2:00 a.m. on December 8, 1992, Employee #1, of Gregg Drilling & Testing, Inc., was centering augers on the tines of a forklift. He had forgotten to set the parking brakes. The forklift was left in neutral and the motor was running. Employee #1 went to the left (driver's side) side of the forklift and, as he attempted to set the brake, his left hand contacted the gear shift, causing the gear to shift from neutral to reverse. The forklift's tires struck his left leg and pinned him underneath for approximately one hour. Employee #1 eventually worked himself free. He sustained a fractured left leg, and bruises and contusions.
Keywords: fracture, vehicle in gear, brake, pinned, work rules, industrial truck, struck by, unmanned, run over, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111886867 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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