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Accident: 170838445 - Employee Injured While Working As Part Of Road Crew

Accident: 170838445 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 01/08/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12562377701/17/20031611Central Striping Service
On January 8, 2003, Employee #1 was standing on the tailgate of a traveling flatbed truck, setting traffic control cones along the road. The tailgate (a "Tommy Lift") operated through hydraulics and was approximately 12 to 18 inches above the street. For some reason, the tailgate hit a rise in the road and flipped up. Employee #1's right ankle was hit, causing him to fall partially off the truck. He was hospitalized and treated for a fractured right ankle.
Keywords: fracture, hydraulic lift, fall, flatbed truck, motor vehicle, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125623777 Hospitalized injury Fracture Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators FallDist:
FallHt:1
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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