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Accident: 111625.015 - Employee Falls From Cherry Picker And Breaks Ankle

Accident: 111625.015 -- Report ID: 0454714 -- Event Date: 11/16/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1364671.01511/30/2018Best Buy Co., Inc.
At 8:45 a.m. on November 16, 2018, an employee was attempting to retrieve a tele vision from the upper rack of stock room. The employee failed to utilize a fall protection lanyard and body belt of cherry picker. He threw the lanyard and belt over the rear of the machine. At some point during ascent or initial descent th e lanyard got stuck in the chain of the cherry picker that controlled the platfo rm of the machine. The employee utilized a mallet and knocked the lanyard lose w hich resulted in the machine's platform falling approximately 8 to 10 feet. The employee broke his right ankle during the fall after contact with the concrete g round.
Keywords: ankle, belt, concrete, contact, fall, fracture, lanyard, platform, storage room
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1364671.015 33 M Hospitalized injury Sales workers, radio, TV, hi-fi and appliances

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