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Accident: 202456638 - Employee Falls From Lift, Receives Multiple Injuries

Accident: 202456638 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 08/27/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31338278008/30/20107389Soto Signs
At approximately 3:31 p.m. on August 27, 2010, Employee #1, a painter, was applying precut vinyl letters to a business signboard. The signboard was located above a concrete loading dock surrounded by a blacktop paved parking lot and at an approximate height of 18 ft. Employee #1 accessed the signboard via a pin-on platform attached to a forklift and stood upon a milk crate placed on the platform for additional height. As he worked, he lost his balance and fell, striking a parked car. He sustained shoulder, arm, and ribs fractures, and a heart puncture. Emergency medical personnel were summoned and transported him to a medical center where he underwent multiple surgeries and was hospitalized for prolong amount of time.
Keywords: heart, hydraulic lift, shoulder, rib, fall, fall protection, arm, elevated work plat, painter
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313382780 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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