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Accident: 102291.015 - Employee Sustains Broken Back And Paralysis After Falling Fr

Accident: 102291.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 12/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1288339.01501/17/2018Mountain High Reunited, Llc
At 8:20 a.m. on December 17, 2017, an employee was boarding a ski lift chair to travel to the bottom of the hill. The employee was caught by the chair and was pulled out over the staging area. The lift operator saw that there was someone hanging from the chair and stopped the lift. The employee struggled to hold on to the chair. The employee fell approximately 30 feet onto pads set by ski patrol. The employee sustained a fracture to the back resulting in paralysis at and below the waist. The employee was transported to a medical center and hospitalized for approximately 2 weeks followed by approximately one month in a rehabilitation center.
Keywords: paralysis, chair, fall, fracture, riding on equipment, back
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1288339.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Fracture

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