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Accident: 100952.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Panels And His Leg Is Fracture

Accident: 100952.015 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 11/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1278876.01511/22/2017Universe Corporation
At 8:00 a.m. on November 21, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction mater ials company, was sorting through wood panels on a push truck. The panels weigh ed up to 300 pounds each, and the push truck, which measured 10 feet long by 3 f eet wide, lacked brakes for locking its six wheels. Employee #1 stepped on the push truck, and 10 to 15 of the panels tumbled over and fell on him. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was a dmitted and treated for fractures to his left leg's fibula and tibia bones, plus contusions and abrasions to his legs.
Keywords: brake, cart, construction, contusion, falling object, fracture, leg, struck by, unsecured panel, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1278876.015 56 M Hospitalized injury

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