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Accident: 202598207 - Employee Fractures Leg In Fall From Storage Rack

Accident: 202598207 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/11/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31060720506/11/20094225Egr, Inc.
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on May 11, 2009, Employee #1, who was employed at a warehouse for custom automobile parts, was operating a Crown "Hi-Reach Lift" (Serial Number 1A326206) to pull orders. While Employee #1 was attempting to retrieve a product to fill an order, he fell approximately 15 feet from a metal storage rack. According to the employer, Employee #1's accident occurred at the top shelf of the metal storage rack (location 002-1), and after falling, Employee #1 was found between the bottom of the metal storage rack and the "Hi-Reach Lift". The employer stated that Employee #1 was wearing a company-issued harness and 6-foot lanyard while performing his task, but the responding paramedics had removed his harness prior to treating him. Employee #1 sustained a serious injury to his right leg, apparently a fracture. He was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he underwent surgery and was hospitalized for four days.
Keywords: fracture, warehouse, fall, fall protection, storage rack, aerial lift, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310607205 Hospitalized injury Fracture Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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