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Accident: 114907.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Injuries When Truck Is Dropped By

Accident: 114907.015 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 03/31/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1389381.01504/01/2019Ssa Atlantic, Llc
At 9:30 a.m. on March 31, 2019, Employee#1, a marine terminal Truck Driver, was sitting in the truck's operator seat. The truck was connected to a trailer (chas sis), which was loaded with an intermodal shipping container, that was positione d under a gantry crane, waiting for the crane to lift the container from the cha ssis. The front chassis pins (also know as dogs) locked the front part of the co ntainer to the chassis and could not be released by hand, or by hand tools such as hammers and pry bars. The dock employees initiated an unwritten "PULL OUT" wo rk practice, which required the Crane Operator to lift the container as Employee #1 drove forward slowly, to pull the chassis pins (locks) free from the contain er. The PULL OUT practice failed, and the chassis and truck were lifted by the c rane, which then fell freely back to the dock. Employee #1 sustained a puncture to the right side of his head, behind the ear; a concussion with subdural hemato ma; a broken neck; and a 5 to 6 inch laceration to his right upper arm. Employee #1 was hospitalized in the intensive care unit for three days.
Keywords: arm, concussion, container, crane, fracture, laceration, neck, puncture, trailer, truck, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1389381.015 75 M Hospitalized injury Longshore equipment operators

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