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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201172855 - Employee Injured When Struck By Tow Truck

Accident: 201172855 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 05/22/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30087691911/20/20027549Ramshaw'S Towing

Employee #1, a tow truck driver, was preparing to load a vehicle onto his truck. He stopped his tow truck, set the brake, and placed it in neutral. He left the engine running so he could use the PTO. He exited the tow truck and was walking to the disabled vehicle when the tow truck rolled backward and caught his foot. He was thrown to the ground, injured his left shoulder, and was hospitalized.

Keywords: shoulder, dislocated, struck by, tow truck

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300876919 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Truck drivers, light

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