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Accident: 202540043 - Employee Sustains Head Injury In Fall From Same Level

Accident: 202540043 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 01/13/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30086962501/21/20092064See'S Candy Shops Inc
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on January 13, 2009, Employee #1 was working in the Starch Room and was operating a bowl-lift elevator. The bowl-lift elevator is used to raise liquid candy i.e., caramel, which is then poured into the depositing hopper. Employee #1 raised the transport bowl of caramel and proceeded to climb platform Number.1 through a series of stairs. The platform was located about 49 in. above the floor level. As he stepped on the second step, his right foot slipped and he fell down on to the floor. He struck his head on the floor and lost consciousness. Employee #1 sustained subarachnoid hemorrhage and closed skull fracture. Paramedics transported Employee #1 to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, where he stayed for three to four days. According to Employee #1, the working floor was clean and dry, and he was wearing a pair of Sears Die Hard 82102, resist gas oil grease shoes.
Keywords: platform, fracture, head, unconsciousness, slip, struck against, skull, fall, elevator, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300869625 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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