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Accident: 102186.015 - Employee Falls Or Jump From Trailer And Breaks Leg

Accident: 102186.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 07/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1259875.01508/25/2017Jm Manufacturing, Inc.
At 7:15 p.m. on July 21, 2017, an employee was working for a manufacturer of pla stic pipes and pipe fittings. He had just arrived at a field to deliver irrigati on pipes. The pipes were made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and they were 305 mil limeters (12 inches) in diameter and 6.1 meters (20 feet) long. He repositioned his truck, trailers, and load, so that the pipes could be offloaded with the use of a forklift. After he repositioned his truck, he noticed that the top pipes, which were not secured by straps as they were being offloaded, had shifted. He a ttempted to use a wrench bar to reposition the displaced pipes. As he did, the p ipes fell off the truck. The employee, who was positioned between the stacks of pipe and back edge of the trailer, jumped or fell off the trailer. He was 1.2 me ters (4 feet) up. He broke his left tibia when he landed. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: fall, falling object, fracture, irrigation equipment, leg, pipe, polyvinyl chloride, struck by, tibia, trailer, truck, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1259875.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Truck drivers, heavy

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