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Accident: 201203981 - Employee Dies In Fall From Elevated Surface

Accident: 201203981 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 03/17/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31177684306/17/20087549Froggys Towing Inc
On March 17, 2008, Employee #1, tow truck driver, was chaining a wrecked vehicle to the upper deck of a tow truck. He was standing on the lower deck of the truck and grasping the door handle to pull himself up and hook a securing chain to the frame of the vehicle. Employee #1 lost his grip and fell approximately 7 ft to the ground, breaking ribs, puncturing a lung and breaking his pelvis. He was transported to a hospital, where he died of his injuries five days later.
Keywords: fracture, lung, rib, fall, tow truck, elevated work plat, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311776843 Fatality Fracture Truck drivers, heavy

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