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Accident: 201185824 - Employee Hits His Head When A Scissor Lift Tips Over

Accident: 201185824 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 09/30/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31268997910/27/20107389Freeman Companies
On September 30, 2010 Employee #1 of Freeman Companies was operating a scissors lift. The lift was located at the underground basement loading area of the San Francisco Moscone West Center. His task was to bring the lift to the main floor to be used. Employee #1 got onto the scissors lift and began operating in a gap between a pallet and a parked van. He was in the midst of backing the scissors lift. The scissors lift tilted and tipped onto its side on the ground. Employee #2, a nearby coworker came to his aide. The emergency services were called. Employee #1 was taken to the San Francisco General Hospital. He stayed there a few hours after receiving approximately 40 stitches to treat a cut above his right eye. Subsequently, he returned to Seton Medical Hospital in Daly City to have an operation on his right shoulder.
Keywords: eye, head, shoulder, aerial lift
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312689979 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers

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