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Accident: 202553046 - Employees Leg Is Fractured When Struck By Guardrail

Accident: 202553046 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 04/28/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31317037505/18/20118211Garden Grove Unified School District
On April 28, 2011, Employee #1, a custodian supervisor who was employed by a school district and was not a contract employee, was driving a Taylor-Dunn electric utility cart (Serial Number 92045) Employee #1 was simultaneously turning and backing up the cart, when it inadvertently and abruptly accelerated. Due to the abrupt acceleration, the cart collided and broke a section of guardrail, which in turn struck Employee #1's right leg, immediately above the ankle area. Employee #1 sustained serious crush and fracture injuries to his leg, and he was hospitalized. The accident was reported to the Division on April 29, 2011.
Keywords: janitor, fracture, guardrail, collision, crushed, struck by, backing up, cart, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313170375 Hospitalized injury Fracture Janitors and cleaners

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