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Accident: 170378053 - Employee Injured When Pinned To Workbench By Van

Accident: 170378053 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 05/01/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11974301105/03/19955511Bay Area Mazda
A mechanic repairing a van asked Employee #1, also a mechanic, to help him check the vehicle. The van was idling in gear, and the emergency (hand) brake was engaged. Employee #1 stood in front of the van to check the engine while the other mechanic stood on one side of the van next to the engine. When Employee #1 revved up the engine, the van lurched forward and pinned him against a workbench, fracturing his right femur. The employee stated that standing on the other side of the van would have made the throttle lever out of his reach.
Keywords: fracture, repair, automotive repair, vehicle, pinned, work rules, cleaning, mechanic, automobile, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119743011 Hospitalized injury Fracture Automobile mechanics

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