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Accident: 99887.015 - Employee Sustains Fractures And Concussion In Fall From Fork

Accident: 99887.015 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 10/02/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1270650.01510/04/2017Supply New England, Inc.
At 3:30 p.m. on October 2, 2017, an employee was working for a firm that sold bu ilding materials. He was working in the warehouse, pulling orders. He was using a Komatsu order picker to get product from a shelf. As the employee went to get the product, he did not raise the fork high enough to keep the product pallet on the fork. He was traveling in the forks trailing direction. When he reached hi s destination and elevated the platform, he turned and stepped off. He was unawa re the pallet was not there. The employee was not attached the retractable lanya rd, and he fell onto the concrete floor. He sustained broken ribs and a concussi on and he was hospitalized.
Keywords: backing up, concussion, fall, fall protection, fracture, ind trk operator, industrial truck, lanyard, pallet, rib, skull, unsecured, unstable position, warehouse
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1270650.015 52 M Hospitalized injury Order clerks

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