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Accident: 201796505 - Employee Fractures Vertebra When Struck By Falling Load

Accident: 201796505 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 08/30/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30132900909/17/20022673Trm Mfg.
On August 30, 2002, the plant manager of TRM Manufacturing, and a coworker were examining sample cores while standing in front of a stack of three, 350-lb pallets that were loaded with flattened corrugated boxes secured to the pallets by two straps. The plant manager and the coworker had not noticed anything wrong when suddenly the straps and pallets broke and the two top loads fell on them. The plant manager suffered fractured vertebrae and was transported to UCI Medical Center in Irvine. The coworker escaped injury.
Keywords: fracture, equipment failure, back, load binder, struck by, falling object, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301329009 Hospitalized injury Fracture Management related occupations, n.e.c.

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