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Accident: 201024726 - Employee Suffers Leg Fractures When Food Cart Falls

Accident: 201024726 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 06/28/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31583057007/03/20139451California Dept. Of Veterans Affairs- Yountville
At approximately 5:50 a.m. on June 28, 2013, Employee #1, a food services technician, was moving a food cart from a refrigerated truck to a walk in refrigerator. While the employee was pulling the food cart it fell toward her and onto her lower legs. Employee #1 was transported by ambulance to the Queen of the Valley hospital, and was later transferred to Kaiser Vallejo, where she received treatment for fractures to her lower back, a hematoma on a nerve in her back and soft tissue damage on her feet. Employee #1 was hospitalized for nineteen days.
Keywords: fracture, food preparation, refrigerant, fall, refrigerator, cart, foot, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315830570 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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