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Accident: 14198709 - Employee Injured By Falling Fork Attachment

Accident: 14198709 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 06/05/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10840700806/05/19893271Wyoming Concrete Industries, Inc.
Employee #1 was operating a Disco Side-O-Matic hydraulic unloader that was mounted on a flat bed truck. He was unloading cubes of concrete blocks from the truck. He had unloaded seven cubes and was raising the forks to unload the eighth cube. Employee #1 raised the forks, which were attached to a block and hook on a wire rope. He raised the block to the trolley of the boom. The block was pulled tight into the trolley. The block turned sideways, allowing the forks to slide out of the hook and fall on Employee #1. Employee #1 sustained severe head lacerations, a fractured wrist, and injured his back.
Keywords: fracture, head, boom, back, laceration, concrete block, flatbed truck, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108407008 Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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