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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 provided long-distance, truckload, general freight trucking. He had entered the sites North Shop and was walking to his tank truck. It had been serviced and repaired in the facility. Some of his coworkers had turned power on to the shop lighting. The lighting then consisted of metal halide-type lamps. They were slow to come up to full power. As the shop lights still warming up and not fully lit, the driver walked to truck in the dark. He fell into a service pit that was approximately 1.14 meters (45 inches) in depth. It had a concrete floor. He sustained a fracture to his lower left leg. He required surgery. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: pit, walking surface, backhoe, floor opening, leg, lighting, fracture, fall, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1305770.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, heavy

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