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Accident: 201050440 - Employee Paralyzed In Fall From Top Of Packaging Machine

Accident: 201050440 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 03/13/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11978971704/29/19975411River Ranch
Employee #1 was cleaning a Hayssen automatic packaging machine. He was standing atop the machine when he lost his footing and fell 6 ft, landing on the concrete floor. He sustained spinal injuries that resulted in paralysis from the neck down. The top of the machine was not guarded.
Keywords: paralysis, spine, work rules, cleaning, slip, fall, unguarded, machine--misc, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119789717 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscelaneous food preparation occupations

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