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Report: Struck by powered vehicle-nontransport, n.e.c. at Lowes Home Center, LLC in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

DATE: 09/27/16

An employee was unloading drywall from a forklift. The weight of the drywall caused the forklift to tilt as the drywall was being moved off the forks. As soon as the drywall was fully removed from the forks, the truck tilted back in place and injured the employee, who suffered major swelling of the neck/spine and required hospitalization.

Report ID 2016099112  
Date 09/27/2016  
UPA 1141236  
Primary NAICS 443111  
Nature 1973 Swelling, inflammation, irritation-nonspecified injury
Part of Body 84 Neck and back
Source 8621 Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered
Secondary Source 4198 Wallboard, drywall, sheetrock
Event 6219 Struck by powered vehicle-nontransport, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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