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Accident: 170812374 - Employee Injured When Truck Ramp Falls On Foot

Accident: 170812374 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 05/10/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12576829106/12/19964213John Dayton
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on May 10, 1996, Employee #1 and three coworkers were loading a moving van. He and a coworker were carrying a heavy box up the ramp into the truck when, as they neared the top, the ramp slipped away from the truck bed. Employee #1 fell, and his right foot and ankle became caught beneath the ramp as it also fell. The local fire department responded to the accident, provided first aid, and then transported Employee #1 to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. He was treated for a compound fracture of his ankle, including two severed arteries.
Keywords: severed, fracture, ramp, unsecured, work rules, manual mat handling, fall, artery, falling object, ankle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125768291 Hospitalized injury Fracture Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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