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Accident: 170153266 - Employee Fractures Pelvis When Sheeter Falls On Him

Accident: 170153266 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 02/18/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11215846403/03/19922099Mission Foods Corporation
Employee #1, a sanitation technician for Mission Foods, Inc., and a coworker were pushing a sheeter in the sanitation department. The thread of the caster stem was broken and came loose, and the sheeter partially fell on Employee #1, who had been forced off balance. Employee #1 was taken to USC Medical Center, where he was hospitalized for two days for a hairline fracture in the pelvis region. Employee #1 was released for treatment as an outpatient. Mission Foods, the employer, was advised to enforce safety rules to prevent injuries.
Keywords: fracture, caster, work rules, equipment failure, pelvis, struck by, falling object, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112158464 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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