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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170207013 - Employee Falls From Forklift Platform When Mechanism Breaks

Accident: 170207013 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 07/03/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11177698507/23/19902037Del Mar Food Products Corp.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on July 3, 1990, Employee #1 was being lifted in a 4 ft by 4 ft by 2 ft wooden box on pallets to a work level 15 ft above the ground to clean the inside of a water condenser. The lifting mechanism on the forklift broke, dropping him 15 ft to the ground. Employee #1 sustained three crushed vertebrae and a dislocated left knee. A general violation of T8CCR 3328(g), 3657(h), and 3664(a) was cited relating to the accident. The violations were not made serious because the employer did not have knowledge of the independent act of his employee.
Keywords: knee, hoisting mechanism, work rules, equipment failure, crushed, industrial truck, dislocated, fall, elevated work plat, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111776985 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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