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Accident: 202484101 - Employee Sustains Head Trauma In Fall From Golf Cart

Accident: 202484101 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/11/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31040921409/22/20067379Meru Networks Inc
On September 11, 2006, Employee #1, a systems engineer, was on the University of California, Davis campus along with another contractor, to work with university personnel on telecommunication issues. After completing work, Employee #1, the other contractor, and two university employees used gas powered golf cart to drive from their work location to another office. Employee #1 and a university employee were riding in the rear seat of the golf cart, while holding the computer equipment on their laps. They had almost reached the office, when the equipment on Employee #1's lap started falling forward. Employee #1 reached forward to catch it but, unfortunately, fell out of the golf cart. He initially landed on his feet but fell backwards striking his head on the road. Employee #1 sustained major head trauma and was transported to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California, and later to a hospital in Seattle, Washington.
Keywords: fracture, head, struck against, golf cart, fall, falling object, motor vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310409214 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electrical and electronic technicians

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