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Accident: 202357323 - Employee Injured In Fall From Tailgate Of Moving Pick-Up

Accident: 202357323 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 08/26/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30898430108/26/20051731Star Elecrtic Company, Inc.
On August 26, 2005, Employee #1 was returning from a break, riding on the tailgate of a pickup truck going 25 to 35 miles per hour. He was facing the rear of the vehicle when he slid off the tailgate, struck his feet on the asphalt road, lost his balance and fell backward, striking his head on the pavement. Employee #1 suffered severe head trauma and was flown to a shock trauma center. At the time this report was written, he was in critical, but stable, condition.
Keywords: head, highway, work rules, slip, struck against, construction, riding on equipment, fall, pickup truck, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308984301 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall from vehicle (vehicle/construction equipment)

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