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Accident: 202545034 - Airport Ground Worker Herniates Back While Lifting Tow Bar

Accident: 202545034 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 02/18/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31486479404/04/20134512Delta Airlines Inc
At approximately 5:30 a.m. on February 18, 2013, Employee #1, a 59-year-old male with Delta Airlines Inc., was working at LAX at terminal 5, gate 57, was on the ground at gate 57 connecting a tow bar to an incoming aircraft which would be towed to the gate. As Employee #1 picked up the front end of the tow bar to connect it to the pin at the nose landing gear, Employee #1 felt a strain in his back while lifting on the weight of the tow bar. As a result of the incident, he strained his back. Employee #1 sought medical attention for the strain and was hospitalized and treated for a hernia. The Employer was doing business as air passengers and freights carrier.
Keywords: airport, back, hernia, herniated disk
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314864794 Hospitalized injury Hernia Occupation not reported

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