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Accident: 201106101 - Tow Truck Driver Sustains Head Injury

Accident: 201106101 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 12/18/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12576389603/18/20057549Charter Way Tow
On the evening of December 18, 2004, Employee #1, of Charter Way Tow, was leaning over the side rail of a flatbed truck attempting to disengage two tie-down chains from a passenger vehicle. Employee #1 became short of breath and dizzy and then lost consciousness. A coworker, Employee #2, arrived and found Employee #1 dazed and sitting on the ground. Employee #1 had received a cut on the back of the head and had a severe headache. He was admitted to the hospital three days later. After initially refusing medical treatment, he was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma. It is possible that poor body positioning contributed to this accident. No citations were issued.
Keywords: head, headache, laceration, truck, dizziness, tow truck, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125763896 Hospitalized injury Concussion Truck drivers, light

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