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Accident: 170252837 - Employee Suffers Whiplash When Container Falls On Truck

Accident: 170252837 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 04/24/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11147225404/24/19914491Marine Terminals Corp
Employee #1 drove his truck under a container crane so it could be hooked up with a container that the crane was unloading from a ship. As the approximately 3.5 ton container was being moved to shore, it broke loose from the crane's spreader bar and fell approximately 30 ft, striking the rear axle of the truck waiting to be loaded. The impact of the container striking the truck caused the cab to jump and pitch violently. Employee #1 suffered a whiplash injury.
Keywords: longshoring, unsecured, vibrations, neck, off loading, containerized cargo, falling object, spreader bar, sprain, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111472254 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported

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