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Accident: 202509766 - Worker Sustains Fractured Vertebrae In Fall From Platform

Accident: 202509766 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 02/14/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31681668503/01/20135211Keding Dba Floor Coverings International, Inc.
On February 14, 2013, an employee was working as a laborer for a floor covering firm. He had constructed a 4-foot by 8-foot (1.2-meter by 2.4-meter) wooden platform that, when elevated, would allow him to access the ceiling of a warehouse suite under renovation. At the time of the incident, he was on the platform, which was elevated on a Mitsubishi electric forklift, with Serial Number A3BC230264. He was on the platform, which was elevated, when he fell. He fell approximately 18 feet (5.5 meters), and then he was struck by the platform, which also fell. He sustained a fractured skull with concussion and compression fractures of his L1, L2, and L4 vertebrae. He was hospitalized at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA, for three days.
Keywords: fracture, warehouse, ceiling, construction, industrial truck, fall, elevated work plat, falling object, vertebra, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316816685 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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