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Accident: 202489423 - Employee Fractures Ankle When Run Over By Rear Tire

Accident: 202489423 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/04/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31322892608/05/20090761Frank F Rivera Dba Frank Rivera Farm Labor Cont
On August 4, 2009, Employee #1, a farm worker, was part of a small crew assigned to harvest peaches. The peaches were being shaken off the trees onto a large canopy, associated with a receiver. The motorized receiver pulled a fruit sorting unit. At the end of the shift, Employee #1 was asked to dismount the sorter, which she did by stepping off of its floor and onto the ground. The receiver moved down the dirt road a short distance, while the Employee #1 walked through the orchard and waited for the unit. The receiver stopped, and she stepped back onto the sorter. As the unit moved forward, Employee #1 lost her balance. She fell off of the receiver and onto the ground, where both feet were run over by the rear tire. After yelling for help, Employee #1 was transported to the Gridley Biggs Memorial Hospital. She sustained two fractures to her left ankle. Surgery was performed, and Employee #1 was hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: fracture, ppe, agriculture, fall, fruit packing, lost balance, run over, ankle, foot, tire
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313228926 Hospitalized injury Fracture Farm workers

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