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Accident: 108120.015 - Employee Sustains Fractured Leg From Falling Trash Dumpster

Accident: 108120.015 -- Report ID: 0112300 -- Event Date: 07/23/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1332103.01507/23/2018Charlie'S Rubbish Removal, Inc.
At 7:45 a.m. on July 23, 2018, new employee hoisted a container to dump the tras h into the truck compartment. The new employee went too far, and the container w ent beyond its balance point and fell into the truck compartment. The new employ ee tried to lower the container back to the ground by reversing the hoist cable direction, but that created a lot of slack in the cable. When the cable slack wa s created, the hoist hook disconnected from the container attachment point becau se the hoisting hook did not have a safety latch. The experienced employee decid ed that the two of them should try to pull the container out of the back of the truck by hand. The experienced employee stood directly behind the container, whi le the new employee stood to the side of the container. When the container becam e dislodged from its position in the truck trash compartment, it fell to the gro und and struck the experienced employee in his left shin, resulting in a fractur e.
Keywords: dumpster, falling object, fracture, leg, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1332103.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Truck drivers, light

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