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Accident: 170252787 - Employee Injured When Semi-Truck Is Struck By Container

Accident: 170252787 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 04/08/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11140321804/12/19914491Stevedoring Services Of America
Employee #1, a semi-truck driver, was in line to have his container loaded onto a ship. Thinking the prior container was safely aboard, the checker had signaled Employee #1 to come forward when there was a failure in the crane's electrical system that caused the container to fall. The container hit the sill beam of the crane, bounced, and hit the front bumper of the semi-truck. The impact of the container hitting the bumper and then the ground caused Employee #1 to be tossed around in the cab of the truck. He sustained back injuries.
Keywords: longshoring, equipment failure, back, truck, struck by, falling object, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111403218 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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