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Accident: 170208508 - Employee'S Leg Broken When Golf Cart Overturns

Accident: 170208508 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 02/08/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11182805904/04/19917381Pinkerton Security & Investigation Services, Inc.
Employee #1, of Pinkerton Security and Investigative Services, Inc., was driving an electric 3-wheel golf cart under low light conditions on a paved surface. She was traveling 10 to 15 mph between a fence and building #10 when she noticed a tractor/trailer in her path and cut in toward the loading dock area of building #10. There were no vehicles near the dock, but the level of the pavement was 2 1/2 to 3 in. lower than the dock area itself. Employee #1's vehicle ran over the slight curb at an angle and tipped over. Her right leg was pinned under the cart, resulting in a fractured tibia. She had not been told how easily the 3-wheeler might overturn, nor what precautions to take to avoid overturning.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, golf cart, lighting, loading dock, untrained, slope, leg, overturn, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111828059 Hospitalized injury Fracture Protective service occupations, n.e.c.

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