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Accident: 1005008 - Employee Injured When Payloader Overturned

Accident: 1005008 -- Report ID: 0253670 -- Event Date: 02/18/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10482928802/19/19881611Syracuse City Dpw
Employee #1, of the DPW, was operating a Clark payloader, model 55-C, to remove snow from the city streets. At an intersection on a hill, the street light changed to red, forcing the driver to come to a complete stop. At the same time, the engine stalled and the payloader proceeded to roll backward down the street. Employee #1 applied the foot brake, but it was ineffective. As he tried to steer the payloader into a nearby parking lot, it struck a snow-covered tree stump and flipped over. Employee #1 was thrown against the inside of the payloader cab, sustaining a bruised and dislocated shoulder and a neck injury. He was taken to the emergency room at a local hospital, where he was treated and released. Employee #1 was not wearing the provided safety seat belt because it was not intact and half of the belt was missing.
Keywords: brake, inadequate maint, work rules, construction, earthmoving equip, equipment failure, seat belt, neck, lost control, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104829288 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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