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Accident: 99371.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Fractures In Pallet Jack Mishap

Accident: 99371.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 09/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1267005.01509/28/2017Fresh Mark, Inc.
At 1:30 p.m. on September 21, 2017, Employee #1 was operating a stand-behind a p owered industrial pallet jack when a wheel slipped off the surface. The employee overcorrected the turn, pulled back on the controls, and inadvertently increase d the reverse speed. The employee fell from the cab area and was pinned between a meat storage vat and the vehicle. Employee #1 sustained a fractured pelvis, fr actured ribs, and fractured lower back vertebrae. The employee was hospitalized as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: caught between, fracture, lost control, pelvis, powered industrial vehicle, rib, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1267005.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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