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Accident: 170725030 - Employee'S Ankle Broken When Hoisting Cage Falls

Accident: 170725030 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 04/27/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11188800407/14/19925571Fairfield Kawasaki
At approximately 9:26 a.m. on April 27, 1992, Employee #1, of Fairfield Kawasaki, was on his way to the mezzanine storage area to get a motorcycle. He had been working as a sales person for about a week. Employee #1 entered the cage of the chain hoisting device, which was being used as an elevator, and used the pendant control to raise the cage. When the cage was within inches of the mezzanine floor, the hoisting link chain broke and the cage dropped about 8 ft to the bottom floor. Employee #1's left ankle was broken and he was taken to North Bay Medical Center.
Keywords: fracture, hoisting mechanism, equipment failure, fall, elevator, broken chain, ankle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111888004 Hospitalized injury Fracture Sales workers, motor vehicles and boats

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