DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2020-05-15HawthorneNew JerseyStructural Preservation SystemsFinger(s), fingernail(s)Collision between a moving and standing vehicle, nonroadway
An employee was operating a forklift truck when he turned to check his blind spot. As he did, he placed his right hand on the chassis of the forklift. While he was traveling in reverse, his pinky finger was pinched between the chassis and a truck, resulting in a surgical amputation of the finger.
2018-06-14HarrisburgPennsylvaniaCalderon Textiles, LLCHip(s)Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area
A lift truck backed out of a sea container while another employee was walking by. Due to a blind spot, the lift truck operator did not see the employee. The lift truck then struck the employee, who suffered a hip fracture that required hospitalization and surgery.
2018-05-18MartindaleTexasJordan Foster Construction, LLCBack, including spine, spinal cordPedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in nonroadway area
An employee was walking on the right side of equipment in a blind spot. The equipment operator maneuvered right to avoid another piece of equipment, and the front right tire caught the injured employee's legs and pinned him to the ground. He sustained a back injury and potential pelvic fracture.
2018-05-16GrapevineTexasGame StopLeg(s)Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area
An employee was sweeping the warehouse floor. At the same time, a forklift driver was backing up in a designated lane and made a left turn. The operator was turned around looking as he reversed. The injured employee was in the operator's blind spot and was struck as the forklift turned, suffering two broken leg bones.
2018-01-04WindsorColoradoMetal Container CorporationLower leg(s)Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area
The employee had been driving a fork truck to load empty cans (product). The injured employee then left the fork truck as another employee was reversing a fork truck nearby. He was in the other fork truck driver's blind spot, and the fork truck driver pinned him between the two fork trucks. He fractured his lower left and right legs, requiring hospitalization.
2017-02-14ConneautOhioCONTINENTAL STRUCTURAL PLASTICSElbow(s)Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area
An employee entered a walkway that was near a portable dust collection system. The system created a blind spot, and a forklift struck the employee, who suffered a fractured right elbow and crushed right foot.
2016-06-04GreenleafWisconsinJoe Daul FarmLeg(s)Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area
While working with the farm owner, the employee moved behind the backhoe into a blind spot and was knocked down. His legs were run over by the backhoe.
2015-05-26McdonoughGeorgiaExel Inc.Foot (feet)Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area
The injured employee was about to start loading a truck from the mattress staging area which was approximately 7'. The mattress was standing upright and lined up to form a wall to be loaded onto the truck. As the injured employee step out of the staging area (blind spot), another associate operating the forklift, could not stop in time and ran over the injured employee's left foot.
2015-05-18North Kansas CityMissouriCEVA LOGISTICSBrainNonroadway collision with object other than vehicle, n.e.c.
An employee was using a forklift to transport cardboard from the rear of the building to a storage area. He did not see a structural pole in his path of travel due to a blind spot created by the forklift mast. He struck the pole and was ejected from the forklift. He was not wearing his seatbelt. His head struck the mast of the forklift as he was ejected. He was hospitalized.