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Accident: 201160272 - Employee Injured In Fall From Platform

Accident: 201160272 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 05/05/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12605321405/28/19978211Lausd Stores Warehouse
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on May 5, 1997, Employee #1 was riding a wooden 34-inch by 36-inch by 86-inch work platform elevated by a forklift. Employee #1 was opening the vents in the ceiling. The operator of the forklift backed into a heater that was suspended from the ceiling of the warehouse. The wooden platform became dislodged from the forklift. Employee #1 fell 24 feet, landing on his right elbow. Employee #1 was transported to County U.S.C. General Hospital.
Keywords: platform, ventilation, warehouse, ceiling, heater, industrial truck, fall, elbow, backing up
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126053214 Hospitalized injury Fracture Stock and inventory clerks

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