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Accident: 170200307 - Employee'S Leg Injured When Struck By Car Door

Accident: 170200307 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 03/11/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name

At approximately 2:00 p.m. on March 11, 1991, Employee #1 started an automobile with a manual transmission, applied the emergency brake, and walked around to the front of the vehicle. The car suddenly began to move forward and Employee #1 tried to jump into it through the driver's side door to stop it. The door struck against the vertical cylinder of a hydraulic lift, then slammed against Employee #1's leg. He was treated for bruises from Mercy San Juan Hospital. The car had apparently malfunctioned and jumped into forward gear, and the emergency brake failed to stop it.

Keywords: vehicle in gear, automotive repair, brake, work rules, mechanic, automobile, mech malfunction, contusion, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111854261 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Automobile mechanics

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