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Accident: 171056716 - Employee'S Leg Fractured When Struck By Pumper Truck

Accident: 171056716 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 08/04/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12679126808/06/19984581Air Carrier Services
Employee #1 was part of a cleaning crew that had just finished preparing an airplane for loading passengers. As they were starting to move their service truck, Employee #1 went to the rear of the vehicle to signal the driver. He was facing away from the traffic lane when he stepped backward and into the middle of a refueling pumper truck. The driver never saw Employee #1 and the pumper's rear tire struck his lower legs, fracturing two bones.
Keywords: fracture, signalman, airport, cleaning, noise, struck by, fuel truck, walking backward, inattention, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126791268 Hospitalized injury Fracture Janitors and cleaners

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