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Accident: 202473401 - Employee Fractures Hip In Fall

Accident: 202473401 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 12/28/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30718351701/17/20077532New Performance 2000 Auto Body
At approximately 5:15 p.m. on December 28, 2006, Employee #1, a body shop mechanic who had been employed with the company one month, was doing welding work on a vehicle with a coworker, using a Chief frame aligning machine, which does not have any company procedures for operation. Employee #1 stepped off of the frame aligning machine, which was 32-inch. off the ground. There was an independent metal step that was 14-inch. from the platform of the frame aligning machine, and 18-inch. from the ground. Employee #1 stepped back from the frame aligning machine and onto the ground, missing the step, resulting in a fractured left hip. He was transported by emergency medical services to Greater El Monte Hospital, where he was hospitalized for ten days.
Keywords: fracture, automotive repair, mechanic, welding, inexperience, fall, hip, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307183517 Hospitalized injury Fracture Automobile mechanics

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