Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 170208086 - Employee Injured When Tow Tractor Collided With Container
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|111823753||10/11/1990||4491||0||Eagle Marine Services Ltd.|
Abstract: Employee #1 was moving an unattached tow tractor from the lot when, according to his statement, the accelerator stuck. The vehicle veered to the left, and the brakes failed. His vehicle struck a loaded container and he suffered arm and leg fractures that required hospitalization for several days. There were no witnesses and a post-accident inspection of the vehicle could not verify Employee #1's account. The accelerator was extensively damaged and, while brake defects were observed, they were not thought to have been a causal factor in the accident. The vehicle was not equipped with a speedometer and the governor limit was set at 45 mph, well above the posted 5 mph speed limit established by the employer. Employee #1 subsequently returned to work. Based on the available evidence, no conclusive determination of the cause of the accident could be made.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||111823753||Hospitalized injury||Fracture||Longshore equipment operators|