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Accident: 171005150 - Employee Injured In Fall From Scissor Lift

Accident: 171005150 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/07/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12013243610/14/19941221Poplar Supply
At 11:14 a.m. on October 7, 1994, Employee #1 was driving a 3 ft wide, 8 ft 10 in. long scissor lift at an angle onto an 8 ft wide trailer's ramp and moving it up and down when the lift's back left tire slipped off the loading ramp and fell. Both Employee #1 and the lift fell onto the driveway. He was taken to Scripps Hospital for treatment. He sustained a cracked lower vertebra and was released after five days. The employer has been engaged in renting scissor lifts, forklifts, and boom lifts for the last 30 years. Employee #1 was trying to load the scissor lift on the ramp at an angle instead of from the middle, against the employer's instruction, and was given a verbal reprimand. No accident-related violation was discovered during the investigation; however, four violations were observed during the inspection and citations were issued with penalties: T8CCR 3577(e), 4973, 6151(c)(4), and 342(a).
Keywords: loading, fracture, work rules, loading ramp, fall, lost control, vertebra, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120132436 Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, heavy

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