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Accident: 201092251 - Employee Fell From Truck And Punctured Hand

Accident: 201092251 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 11/27/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12613759512/09/19989224Paso Robles City, Fire Dept.
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on November 27, 1998, Employee #1 was replacing a rechargeable flashlight on a fire truck. Employee #1 removed a tool called a "halligan" in order to install the flashlight holder. The "halligan" is a bar with different configurations on each end. One of the configurations is called an adz. The adz is cone shaped, about 4 in. high and 2 in. in diameter at the bottom, and has a point at the top. This tool is used to gain forcible entry. Employee #1 was standing on a running board on the fire truck that was approximately 19 in. from the floor. Employee #1 had taken the tool out of the truck and placed it on the floor approximately 5 ft away from the fire truck with the adz pointed up. Employee #1 reached for the hand hold on the truck but missed. Employee #1 fell and put his hands out to break his fall. Employee #1's right hand landed on the adz and it punctured his hand. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: fall, hand tool, fire truck, hand, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126137595 Hospitalized injury Puncture Firefighting occupations

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