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Accident: 170196570 - Employee Injures Back And Neck In Fall From Lift Platform

Accident: 170196570 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 12/18/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11191994012/26/19914221Continental Grain Co
On December 18, 1991, Employee #1, the plant manager of Continental Grain, and a maintenance manager were standing on a forklift platform that was elevated 12 to 14 ft above grade. As the forklift operator backed away from the silo being inspected, the lift jerked and Employee #1 fell. He suffered compression fractures to his back and neck and was hospitalized until December 24, 1991. The chain rail had not been secured across the front of the platform and no chain midrail had been installed.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, back, industrial truck, fall, fall protection, neck, elevated work plat, silo
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111919940 Hospitalized injury Fracture Management related occupations, n.e.c.

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