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Accident: 170739452 - Employee'S Knee Fractured By Falling 700 Lb Cylinder

Accident: 170739452 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 05/10/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12006292212/12/19955084B. W. S., Inc.

Employee #1, a route truck driver for BWS, Inc., was loading a 700 lb PGS carbon dioxide cylinder onto his truck at the company office in Saugus, CA. He was loading the cylinder by hand and was not using the PGS cylinder cart that was available. Employee #1 rolled the cylinder toward the lift gate of the route truck. He lost control of the cylinder and was struck on the right knee by the falling cylinder. Employee #1 suffered a broken knee and was hospitalized.

Keywords: knee, loading, fracture, cylinder, work rules, manual mat handling, struck by, falling object, lost control, truck driver

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120062922 Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, light

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