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Accident: 170209845 - Employee Injured While Jump Starting Vehicle

Accident: 170209845 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 01/28/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11974784802/02/19940782Skyline Landscapes
Employee #1, of Skyline Landscapes, was trying to jump start a vehicle's dead battery while standing between two vehicles. Not knowing that one of the vehicles was still in gear, he installed jumper cables. The resulting charge caused one of the vehicles to move forward, pinching his legs between the two vehicles. He did not incur any broken bones.
Keywords: battery, vehicle, agriculture, work rules, started in gear, caught between, inattention, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119747848 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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