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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200370757 - Employee Dislocates Shoulder In Fall Down Stairs

Accident: 200370757 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 12/21/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30244759401/17/20007549Express Lube Of N. Myrtle Beach Inc
Employee #1 was returning to the oil and lubrication shop after lunch. He was walking down a flight of metal grated stairs, with his lunch pail in one hand, when he slipped and fell down stairs. He suffered a dislocated shoulder, but did not require hospitalization. Vehicles to be lubed normally parked on the top floor over pit openings; employees worked underneath the cars in the basement pit, which was accessed by this stairway. The stairs had eleven 28 in. wide risers and measured approximately 7 ft 2 in. from the top step to the basement floor. A standard railing system, with a top rail and a midrail, ran along both open sides. It had been raining on the day of accident.
Keywords: stair, shoulder, automotive repair, slip, descending, dislocated, fall, slippery surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302447594 Non Hospitalized injury Dislocation Automobile mechanics

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