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Accident: 108832.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Injuries In Fall From Auto Carrie

Accident: 108832.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 08/27/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1343813.01509/04/2018Hogan Dedicated Services, Llc
At 6:30 p.m. on August 27, 2018, Employee #1 was transporting vehicles on a six car auto-carrier to and from the auto dealership lots. The employees load the vehicles onto the auto-carrier and secure them from the ground level or from fixed ladders on the sides of the trailer, with a combination of independent straps and chains attached to the trailer. The straps used have a 3,500 pound strength and are typically purchased by the employees, who are free to purchase any brand meeting strength requirements. Employee #1 was securing the middle vehicle by ratcheting a strap over the tire from the fifth rung of the middle fixed ladder on the passenger side of the trailer, when the strap broke. He fell approximately five feet to the parking lot surface, where he sustained a possible concussion, multiple sprains and contusions. Emergency services were called, and he was hospitalized for two days.
Keywords: sprain, automobile, contusion, fall protection, fall, concussion, trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1343813.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Concussion Truck drivers, light

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