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Accident: 110839.015 - Employee Falls From Baler And Receives Head Laceration And C

Accident: 110839.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 08/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1343345.01508/29/2018Exclusive Installation Services Inc
At 9:00 p.m. on August 7, 2018, an employee operated a forklift to take old carp et and padding to a baler machine to compact the load and bind with ties in prep aration for disposal. Once the ties were in place, the employee would pull the b aled roll out of the baler. At some point, one of the ties broke and caused the employee to lose balance and fall backwards onto the nearby forklift mast. The e mployee was taken to the hospital for treatment of a head laceration and possibl e concussion.
Keywords: baler, carpet, concussion, fall, forklift, head, laceration, lost balance, struck against
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1343345.015 56 M Hospitalized injury

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