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Accident: 201953049 - Employee Is Injured When Trapped Under Loading Platform

Accident: 201953049 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 08/17/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30470771408/17/20017699Williams Detroit Diesel-Allison Midwest, Inc.
On August 17, 2001, Employee #1 was under a steel loading platform, engaged in maintenance on the platform's lift mechanism. When he removed a leaking hydraulic hose, the steel platform descended and trapped him underneath. The platform was not properly blocked or otherwise secured before Employee #1 began working on it. Employee #1's lower vertebrae were dislocated. He also fractured his right hip and sustained multiple contusions to his feet. He was transported by Care Flight to Cincinnati University Hospital, where he was treated and released the next day.
Keywords: platform, fracture, hydraulic lift, maintenance, unsecured, blocks, falling object, vertebra, hip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304707714 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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