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Accident: 14194146 - Employee Injured When He Falls From Truck

Accident: 14194146 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 04/29/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10203086304/30/19869211Springfield Hospital Center
Employee #1, dump truck operator, was standing on the cab shield of a Mack dump truck directing the placement of a five-feet by eight-feet by 0.5-inch steel plate when he lost his balance and fell approximately 15 feet to the soft dirt and sand below. Employee #1 sustained a fractured nose, a fractured left wrist, a fractured right knee, a fractured right elbow, and a dislocated right shoulder. The steel plate was being placed into the dump truck by a mobile hydraulic two track excavator, Model: Gradall, G660. Employee #1 stated he was startled by the boom movement towards him as he was attempting to remove the load supporting chains. Employee #1 stated that he had not received training or signaling on load placement hazards.
Keywords: chain, loading, fracture, truck, dump truck, excavator, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102030863 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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