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Inspection: 119719631 - Growers Street Cooling
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Fremont District Office
Report ID: 0950612
Open Date: 07/25/1995
Growers Street Cooling
1068 Growers Street Salinas, CA 93901
Union Status: Union
SIC: 0761/Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders
Mailing: P O Box 2162, Salinas, CA 93902
Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170728398
Employee Crushed By Forklift Mast
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on July 18, 1995, Employee #1, of Growers Street Cooling, was taking inventory of pallets of boxed head lettuce. He climbed onto a parked forklift to look down onto the pallets, placing himself between the forklift mast and the overhead guard of the forklift with his feet on the mast and the dash. He apparently struck the mast lever with his foot and the mast tilted toward the lift. Employee #1 was caught between the mast and the ROPS. He was transported to Salinas Valley Hospital where he was treated for fractures to the third, fourth, and fifth vertebrae. He was advised to stay off work for approximately four weeks.
fracture, agriculture, work rules, control lever, rops, back, caught between, industrial truck, vertebra, inattention
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