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Report: Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle at Western Builders of Amarillo, Inc in Amarillo, Texas

DATE: 05/16/20

An employee was giving hand signals to a forklift operator who was lowering a wacker packer into an elevator pit. The forklift operator had boomed out toward the elevator pit when the back wheels of the forklift lifted off the ground. The injured employee was standing on ground level on the other side of the pit. The forklift bucket then hit him at about shoulder level and traveled down his side, pushing him to the ground and coming to a rest on his leg. He suffered a broken ankle, torn ligaments and other damage to his knee, three broken ribs, and a fractured sternum.

Report ID 2020054569  
Date 05/16/2020  
UPA 1592356  
Primary NAICS 236220  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 8621 Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered
Event 6213 Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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