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Accident: 201161536 - Empoyee Fractured Leg Due To Fall From Platform

Accident: 201161536 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 10/30/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12609742711/22/19994512American Airlines
At approximately 4:45 p.m. on October 30, 1999, a junior fleet service clerk was working at gate 47B of the Los Angeles airport. The employee climbed to the folding upper-most section of a maintenance stand. Prior to climbing, the employee was supposed to lock the upper most section of the stand with two pins. However, since these pins were difficult to place, only one was partially locked. While the employee was working on the platform, the top section gave way and dropped back, causing the employee to fall 7.5 feet to the ground. He suffered multiple fractures to his left leg and was hospitalized. The stand did not have any fall protection.
Keywords: platform, fracture, airport, collapse, struck against, fall, fall protection, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126097427 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations

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