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Report: Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway at KIEWIT Power Constructors, Co. in Drakesboro, Kentucky
An employee was driving a forklift, traveling to his next pick-up, when the road embankment gave way beneath his tires and caused the forklift to turn over. He broke nine ribs, punctured a lung, and lacerated his forehead and right elbow.
|Nature||194||Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk|
|Part of Body||310||Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders|
|Source||8621||Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered|
|Event||2631||Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway|
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