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Accident: 200961613 - Employee Injured When Automobile Falls From Lift

Accident: 200961613 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 11/28/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30198698012/02/19975541Benfield Shell

Employee #1 was working in an automobile service station and garage. He was walking past an automobile lift when a vehicle fell partially off of it. The car then became caught on a large toolbox next to the lift, which kept it from falling completely onto the floor. The vehicle struck Employee #1 on his neck and upper body as it fell onto the toolbox. He suffered multiple lacerations and contusions, but did not require hospitalization. The vehicle fell because a contact pad on one of the lift arms suddenly broke off. The facility had no provision for periodic preventative maintenance inspections to detect problems with equipment.

Keywords: hydraulic lift, inadequate maint, work rules, equipment failure, laceration, automobile, struck by, falling object, contusion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301986980 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Automobile mechanics

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