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Accident: 201200466 - Employee Injured When Dropped From A Boom Truck

Accident: 201200466 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 02/12/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30229527402/15/19997389Ray O Lite Signs Inc
At about 10:00 a.m. on February 12, 1999, Employee #1 of Ray O Lite Signs was repairing a sign on a city street. He was working from a boom truck. When he tried to raise the boom higher to work on the top of the sign the boom continued to rise on its own. When the boom got to its highest point the worm drive that raises the boom broke, dropping Employee #1 into the cradle on the truck and dumping him out of the basket. Employee #1 sustained a broken arm and leg. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: boom truck, fracture, repair, fall, arm, mech malfunction, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302295274 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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