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Accident: 201487949 - Employee Fractures Arm In Fall From Bicycle

Accident: 201487949 -- Report ID: 0950627 -- Event Date: 04/28/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12576365605/04/20052911Valero Refining Company
On April 28, 2005, Employee #1 was riding a bicycle for transportation to another part of a refinery which has some slight inclines along the way. As he stood on the pedals to gain leverage on a slight upgrade, a portion of the crank-arm on the left pedal broke off. This caused Employee #1 to fall off the bicycle and land on the pavement on his left arm and chest area. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for multiple fractures on his left arm. The accident investigation revealed that a preexisting crack in the crank-arm area, where the pedal screwed in, had failed when Employee #1 had applied a large amount of pressure.
Keywords: ejected, fracture, equipment failure, fall, arm, refinery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125763656 Hospitalized injury Fracture Chemical technicians

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