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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 517037 - Employee Injured When Struck By Automobile And Lift

Accident: 517037 -- Report ID: 0931800 -- Event Date: 01/19/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10340844901/19/19895531Gerard Tire Company
Employee #1 was using a Western Manufacturing Co. Tire Chief TC-25 floor mounted, passenger car tire and brake lift to perform undercarriage work on a vehicle. The lift manufacturer cautions against this practice. While lying under the vehicle and feeling for a nearby tool, he apparently disturbed a flexible hydraulic hose that runs from the control unit located on a shelf along the floor to the ram that raises and lowers the lift. The hydraulic hose and/or fitting near the ram broke and the resulting loss of pressure allowed the vehicle and lift to drop suddenly onto Employee #1. He was hospitalized with a lacerated wrist. The employer routinely failed to prohibit the use of this lift for undercarriage work, failed to display the lift operating instructions in a conspicuous location in the lift area, and failed to train this new employee in the proper operation of this lift, all of which contributed to this accident.
Keywords: hydraulic lift, vehicle, work rules, equipment failure, hydraulic line, struck by, falling object, untrained, pressure release, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103408449 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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