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Accident: 170172563 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Battery Charger

Accident: 170172563 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 12/13/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11179280012/18/19904512Pan American World Airways
On December 13, 1990, Employee #1, of Pan American World Airways, Inc., was sitting in a chair next to a 42 in. high metal cabinet. A 24 in. by 18 in. by 4 1/2 in. battery charger, weighing between 30 and 40 lb, was at the edge of the cabinet top. A coworker sat down next to Employee #1 and leaned her back against the cabinet, bumping it. This caused the charger to fall off and strike Employee #1 on his left arm and leg. He was hospitalized overnight and then released.
Keywords: work rules, battery charger, struck by, arm, falling object, leg, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111792800 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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