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You mentioned that you appealed the decision. What was the outcome of the appeal?
Well, at this time there is nothing to do because you need to wait for the appeal process to conclude. Having said that, if failing to report the forklift accident is considered a violation of your employer's policies, then your employer may have a legitimate argument against you collecting unemployment. Accordingly, it would be helpful if you were to argue in the appeal that you did not intentionally violate any policies, and that your conduct was entirely an accident. In other words, you did not knowingly violate anything.
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