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Accident: 200611804 - Truck Strikes Employee Who Is Hospitalized

Accident: 200611804 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 02/15/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30694979302/16/20051711Charles P. Blouin Inc.
On February 15, 2005, Employee #1 was unloading a 20-ft-long truck along with three other employees. The truck was parked on an incline but was not chocked. The driver and two other employees were in the back of the truck trying to unload a 150 lb crate. The truck started to roll backward down the incline. Employee #1 who was on the ground, behind the truck, was struck by the truck's lift-gate. A forklift that was parked behind the truck stopped the truck from rolling over the Employee #1. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for broken ribs and a punctured lung.
Keywords: chock, fracture, lung, vehicle, construction, truck, rib, slope, backing up, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 60
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306949793 Hospitalized injury Puncture Sheet metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Construction of playing fields, tennis courts
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by highway vehicle

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