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Accident: 103967.015 - Employee Falls From Truck Tailgate And Breaks Leg

Accident: 103967.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 03/09/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1302495.01503/16/2018Steve Taylor Excavation, Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on March 9, 2018, Employee #1, a flagger for an excavation company, was working in a gravel parking lot. She was moving stacks of traffic cones fr om one truck to another truck. As she stood on the first truck's tailgate while holding a stack of cones, she lost her balance and fell, a fall height of appro ximately 3 feet. Initially she sat in the office and applied ice packs to her k nee. Her employer then transported her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with a fractured tibia and a knee injury. Employee #1 was hospitalized and tre ated.
Keywords: fall, fall protection, fracture, knee, lost balance, material handling, pickup truck, tailgate, tibia, traffic barrel, traffic control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1302495.015 30 F Hospitalized injury Flagman

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