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Accident: 201084332 - Employee Struck By Falling Object And Injured

Accident: 201084332 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 07/31/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12034140911/04/20038211Strathmore Union High School
On July 31, 2003, Employee #1, a maintenance worker, was sharpening and repairing the blades on a three-piece rotary blade mower assembly. Employee #1 raised the assembly off of the ground by the hydraulics on the tractor use to pull the blades and was lying under the equipment tightening the blade. A 2-in. by 4-in. piece of wood Employee #1 had placed under the assembly shifted and caused the equipment to fall on him. Employee #1 sustained broken ribs and sternum. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: chest, fracture, hydraulic tool, lawn mower, rib, struck by, tractor, blade, falling object, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120341409 Hospitalized injury Fracture Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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