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Accident: 143556.015 - Employee Fractures Pelvis In Fall From Platform To Floor

Accident: 143556.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 12/16/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1572979.01501/18/2022J G Boswell Company

At 12:25 p.m. on December 16, 2021, an employee was working with Coworker #1 cle aning a warehouse and were in the process of cleaning the seed hopper. Coworker #2 (Supervisor) visited the employee and Coworker #1 before noon to provide inst ructions for the job. Coworker #2 instructed them to move over to the alfalfa mi ll and continue their housekeeping duties. The employee noticed that the seed ho pper was dirty and so he and Coworker #1 decided to clean it. Coworker #1 went t o retrieve a CAT 2P5000 Lift Truck and work platform. Coworker #1 lifted the emp loyee approximately 9 feet in front of the hopper so he could clean it with an a ir hose. After the employee was finished, he stepped to the left side of the bas ket which caused the basket/work platform to tilt and fall from the lift. The wo rk platform had not been properly secured to the lift truck. The employee fell t o the concrete floor incurring a non-displaced left pelvic fracture. The employe e was hospitalized from December 16, 2021 to December 19, 2021.

Keywords: agriculture, agriculture machinery/vehicle, blunt force, blunt force trauma, cleaning, elevated work platform, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, farm, farm machinery, forklift, fracture, hopper, industria

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1572979.015 40 M Hospitalized injury

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