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Accident: 170179386 - Employee Injured When Run Over By Taxi Cab

Accident: 170179386 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 03/09/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11221413503/19/19914121Santa Barbara Yellow Cab Leasing Co.

At 5:34 p.m., on March 9, 1991, Employee #1, of Santa Barbara Yellow Cab Leasing Co., was assigned cab #181. He drove it across the parking lot, stopping near his personal vehicle. He put the gearshift in Park and got out of the taxi, leaving the motor running and without setting the parking brake. While standing outside the cab by the open, driver's side door, he leaned inside to get a pen. The cab's reverse gear engaged and the cab moved backward. Employee #1 was knocked to the parking lot by the open door, dragged underneath the cab, and then run over by the cab's left front tire. He fractured several ribs and his right scapula, for which he was hospitalized.

Keywords: fracture, shoulder, vehicle in gear, brake, work rules, rib, run over, backing up, inattention

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112214135 Hospitalized injury Fracture Taxi cab drivers and chauffeurs

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