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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201031101 - Employee'S Legs Fractured When Van Tips Off Auto Lift

Accident: 201031101 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 11/05/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12029978902/05/19985541Miraleste Chevron
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on November 5, 1997, Employee #1 was working near the middle automotive lift rack in the repair shop of a Chevron gas station. He had placed a 1987 Toyota van on the middle hoist and raised it to the maximum height to investigate an oil leak. While he was under the vehicle, it slipped forward on the hoist pads, dropped several inches onto the hoist arms, then slowly tilted forward and tipped off the hoist, leaving the front of the car hanging and the rear still resting on the hoist. In an attempt to keep the vehicle from falling off, Employee #1 tried to hold up the front of the vehicle. As the front end continued to descend, the weight of the van fractured both his legs. He was found lying near the hoist cylinder and was immediately pulled out of the danger area. Paramedics transported Employee #1 to San Pedro (CA) Peninsular Hospital. He had not been trained in the operation he was performing with that type of vehicle.
Keywords: fracture, hydraulic lift, automotive repair, unsecured, work rules, mechanic, falling object, untrained, leg, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120299789 Hospitalized injury Fracture Automobile mechanics

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