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Report: Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway at KIEWIT Power Constructors, Co. in Drakesboro, Kentucky

DATE: 03/17/16

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.

Report ID 2016032344  
Date 03/17/2016  
UPA 1072930  
Primary NAICS 236220  
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
Secondary Source 6675 Embankments
Event 2631 Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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