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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 104574777 - United Parcel Service

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 104574777Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 04/16/1986

United Parcel Service
555 Becker Rd.
Eagan, MN 55121
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1542/General Contractors-Nonresidential Buildings, Other than Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
Mailing: 3312 Broadway St, N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55413

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/16/1986
Close Case:04/21/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14449268Event: 04/14/1986Employee Injured When Feet Run Over By Forklift
Employee #1 noticed that the engine kept racing on his forklift. It would not throttle down, so he stopped the forklift, shut off the engine, and dismounted. Employee #1 and his foreman then checked out the motor linkage. Employee #1 restarted the motor. It kept racing, so he and the foreman continued to adjust the linkage. While standing in the path of the wheels, Employee #1 accidentally brushed the converter selector switch. The forklift went into reverse gear, ran over both his ankles, and continued moving backward for at least 1,300 ft. Employee #1 was hospitalized for fractures to his feet and ankles.
Keywords: brake, work rules, industrial truck, unmanned, ankle, maintenance, ind trk operator, vehicle in gear, construction, run over
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104574777 Occupation Not Listed

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