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Accident: 170870901 - Employee Leg Got Caught While Backing Car Onto Ramp

Accident: 170870901 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 04/15/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12015135204/23/20027533Martin Motors Mufflers
On March 15, 2002, Employees #1 and a coworker were closing the shop for the day and were backing a car into the garage for storage. The coworker was driving the car and Employee #1 was lifting the wheelie bar up over the structural member of the auto lift with his hands. Employee #1 motioned his coworker to back up. The coworker moved the car backwards, when he noticed Employee #1 motion him to move forward. When the coworker moved the car back, Employee #1 was straddling the structural member of the auto lift. Employee #1's right leg was struck by the wheelie bar and was pushed into the structural member of the auto lift. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital and treated for a broken leg.
Keywords: fracture, hydraulic lift, caught between, automobile, backing up, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120151352 Hospitalized injury Fracture Automobile mechanics

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