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Accident: 202472379 - Employee Injures Head In Fall From Trailer

Accident: 202472379 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 02/12/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31176975602/15/20080782Paragon Lawn Care Co.
An employee was sitting in the rear of a lawn trailer with his legs hanging over the trailer's side. As the driver of the vehicle towing the trailer traveled along the roadway, he swerved to the right to miss a large road drain that was positioned in the middle of the road. The employee in the trailer was reaching to the rear to obtain a soda from a cooler as the vehicle swerved. He fell out of the trailer, struck his head against the roadway, and sustained severe head trauma. Emergency medical services airlifted the injured employee from one hospital to another. However, he died of his injuries the next day.
Keywords: head, riding on equipment, seat belt, fall, trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311769756 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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