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Accident: 202555280 - Employee'S Back Is Fractured While Moving A Dock Plate

Accident: 202555280 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 09/19/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31553092310/02/20124213J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
On September 19, 2012, Employee #1 was setting up the dock plate to connect to his truck for loading equipment. While the employee activated the hydraulic switch to move the dock plate in place, its front hinged lip did not open properly. After two attempts to open up the lip using the switch, the employee tried to force it open manually injuring his back. Employee #1 was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated for back fracture. The employee was hospitalized for three days. Employee #1 was not a contract employee.
Keywords: fracture, hydraulic lift, dock, back, truck, electrical box
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315530923 Hospitalized injury Other Truck drivers, light

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