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Accident: 101527.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Frozen Beef Carcass And Fractu

Accident: 101527.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 10/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1280581.01512/14/2017Jbs Plainwell Inc
At 4:00 p.m. on October 27, 2017, an employee was pushing half of a beef carcass off the main trolley line onto a side rail called the trim rail and had to cros s a manual switch to move from the maim rail to the side rail. As the trolley s witched over, the switch malfunctioned and did not close completely. This cause d the carcass to roll back and fall, striking the employee on the hardhat and fr acturing his neck. The employee was hospitalized and had surgery to install a s crew at the C1 vertebra.
Keywords: falling object, fracture, neck, struck by, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1280581.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Supervisors and proprietors, sales occupations

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