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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202465787 - Employee Falls From High Wooden Box

Accident: 202465787 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 09/24/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31019978112/27/20075193Jimenez Nursery, Inc.
At 3:30 p.m. on September 24, 2007, Employee #1 was seriously injured at Jimenez Nursery, Inc. in Carpinteria, California while removing a stack driver. On the day of the accident Employee #1 had climbed a 48 in. planter to remove a stack by hand. The stack broke and he fell to the ground on top of a stack driver which punctured his spleen. The employer had an operative IIPP, but did not provide inspection or training records upon request. The written procedure for removing stacks was not adhered and no evidence existed that Employee #1 was trained in this procedure. No means to prevent employees from falling was provided.
Keywords: spleen, impaled, fall, fall protection, untrained, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310199781 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported

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