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Report: Caught between rolling powered vehicle and other object at Martinez Paving Co., Inc. in Laredo, Texas

DATE: 03/15/18

An employee was preparing a road for asphalt paving when a nearby forklift operator put a forklift in neutral and exited the cabin.
The forklift started to move forward and struck the employee, pinning him between it and a pile of soil. He injured his lower back and was hospitalized.

Report ID 2018032592  
Date 03/15/2018  
UPA 1319187  
Inspection 1303675  
Primary NAICS 237310  
Nature 1972 Soreness, pain, hurt-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 322 Lumbar region
Source 8621 Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered
Secondary Source 554 Dirt, earth
Event 6211 Caught between rolling powered vehicle and other object
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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