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Accident: 170206718 - Employee Pulls Muscle In Fall From Conveyor Rollers

Accident: 170206718 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 09/20/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11183917110/11/19914215United Parcel Service
Employee #1, of United Parcel Service, was unloading packages and boxes from a trailer, placing them on a roller type conveyor inside the trailer, and pushing them down the conveyor onto a belt conveyor at the end of the trailer. The belt conveyor transported the packages and boxes into a building for sorting. One of the boxes fell off the rollers as it was going onto the belt conveyor and lodged between several other boxes and the conveyor's rollers. Employee #1 went to the end of the trailer, placed his left foot on the rollers and his right foot on a shelf, and attempted to dislodge the box; however, his left foot slipped on the rollers and he fell. Employee #1 pulled a muscle and bruised his left leg.
Keywords: stuck, belt conveyor, slip, roller--mach/part, fall, off loading, contusion, foot, leg, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111839171 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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