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Accident: 202517124 - Employee Is Struck By Plexiglas Object, Receives Injuries

Accident: 202517124 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 05/21/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31055152805/22/20085211The Home Depot
On May 21, 2008, Employee #1 was operating a hydraulic lift. He moved the lift to a position to gain access to a stored product. As the lift was elevating, a 5.25 in. wide and 0.375 in. thick piece of Plexiglas that guards the lift's chains contacted the overhead support beam. The Plexiglas flexed inward and snapped backwards, striking Employee #1 and causing unspecified serious injuries. He was transported to a medical center, where he received treatment and was hospitalized.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, guard, struck against, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310551528 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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