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Accident: 202585550 - Employee Fractures Knee In Collision

Accident: 202585550 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 01/29/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31275984802/11/20092834Roche Palo Alto, Llc
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on January 28, 2009, Employee #1, a mechanic, was in a GEM motor car traveling from one building to another. While approaching a turn in a parking lot, he noticed that the car's brakes were not functioning properly. Realizing that he could not negotiate the turn safely, he continued in a straight direction. To stop the car, Employee #1 struck the cement foundation of a light pole. He was hospitalized at El Camino Hospital for a fractured right knee.
Keywords: knee, fracture, brake, vehicle, struck against, equipment failure, collision, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312759848 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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