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Accident: 201041522 - Employee Falls From Aircraft Tow Tractor And Is Injured

Accident: 201041522 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 08/09/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30678915708/15/20034729America West Airlines (Us Airways)
At approximately 11:30 p.m. on August 9, 2003, Employee #1 was seriously injured when he fell from a B 350 Aircraft Tow Tractor (Tug Number 120) while he was on his way to ramp Number C-22. The tug, being driven by Employee #2, with Employees #1, Employee #3 and Employee #4 as passengers, and was on it's way to ramp Number C-22. Employee #2 realized that she was driving out of the lanes and proceeded to suddenly turn to the right. Employee #1 fell to the pavement hitting his head on the road. Employee #1 was seated above and behind Employee #2 on a small seat that had been added to the tug by the employer. The seat had no seat belts available and only a small bar on the left side of the seat to hang onto. Employee #1 suffered head and neck injuries and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, head, airport, seat belt, fall, neck, towed equipment
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306789157 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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