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There are worse things than getting your toes stepped on.

Authors
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Source
Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 90-26-2008, 2008 Nov; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20044700
Abstract
A 31-year-old truck driver for a general freight trucking company was unloading a box that weighed about 200 lbs. The box was not strong enough to hold the contents and it came apart, dropping the heavy contents on his left foot. Many of the bones in his foot were fractured. He was off work for 178 days and his injury cost over $19,000. Inspect boxes before moving. Look for broken banding or insufficient or old tape. Push box lightly to gauge its weight. Use the correct equipment for loading/ unloading. Avoid manual lifting whenever possible. If you have a lift gate - use it! Wear proper footwear such as steel-toed or sturdy leather boots.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Workers; Work-environment; Humans; Men; Risk-factors; Training; Education; Trucking; Drivers; Personal-protection; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Safety-education; Hazards; Injuries; Injury-prevention
Contact
SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504-4330
Publication Date
20081125
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008487
Source Name
There are worse things than getting your toes stepped on
State
WA
Performing Organization
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
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