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Accident: 104637.015 - Truck Driver Fractures Leg In Fall Into Service Pit

Accident: 104637.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 12/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1305770.01504/12/2018Simon Brothers Inc
At 6:30 a.m. on December 12, 2017, an employee was working for a firm that provi ded long-distance, truckload, general freight trucking. He had entered the site s North Shop and was walking to his tank truck. It had been serviced and repaire d in the facility. Some of his coworkers had turned power on to the shop lightin g. The lighting then consisted of metal halide-type lamps. They were slow to com e up to full power. As the shop lights still warming up and not fully lit, the d river walked to truck in the dark. He fell into a service pit that was approxima tely 1.14 meters (45 inches) in depth. It had a concrete floor. He sustained a f racture to his lower left leg. He required surgery. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: backhoe, fall, floor opening, fracture, leg, lighting, pit, poor visibility, walking surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1305770.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Truck drivers, heavy

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