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Accident: 201942836 - Employee'S Head Is Injured In Fall From Lift

Accident: 201942836 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 08/07/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31307765308/13/20090212Cornerstone Hawaii Holdings Llc
At approximately 10:40 a.m. on August 7, 2009, Employee #1, with Cornerstone Hawaii Holdings, LLC, was trimming Java Plum trees on a work platform supported by a Sky Trak rough terrain forklift. When the forklift tipped, he was ejected from the platform and fell approximately 30 to 40 ft to the ground. Employee #1's head struck the ground, and he was rendered unconscious. Employee #1 was transported to Wilcox Memorial Hospital for initial treatment. He was then transported from Kauai to Oahu and was hospitalized at Queen's Medical Center.
Keywords: head, tree, unstable surface, fall, fall protection, concussion, elevated work plat, tree trimming, aerial lift, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313077653 Hospitalized injury Concussion Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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