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Report: Struck by dislodged flying object, particle at Millard Refrigerated Services, LLC in Sunnyvale, Texas

DATE: 04/24/17

A forklift was used to attempt to remove a stuck electric pallet truck from inside a trailer. One end of a towing strap was attached to the forklift carriage and the other end was attached to the battery plate on the pallet truck. When the forklift operator backed up, the battery plate came off the pallet truck and struck an employee who was standing nearby in the head.

Report ID 2017043648  
Date 04/24/2017  
UPA 1204966  
Inspection 1229664  
Primary NAICS 493110  
Nature 160 Intracranial injuries, unspecified
Part of Body 111 Brain
Source 4829 Engine parts and accessories, n.e.c.
Secondary Source 8623 Pallet jack-powered
Event 6241 Struck by dislodged flying object, particle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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