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Accident: 201129723 - Employee Suffers Paralysis When Struck By Forklift

Accident: 201129723 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 05/11/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31577582505/20/20130782William Y. Gil, Inc. Dba Grass Farm, Inc.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on May 5, 2013, Employee #1 was delivering sod to a residence using a forklift to off load it from the delivery vehicle. The employee fell off the forklift and struck his head. Employee #1 was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated for fractures to the C3 and C4 vertebrae and paralysis below the neck. Employee #1 remained hospitalized.
Keywords: delivery work, fracture, head, paralysis, industrial truck, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315775825 Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, light

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