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Accident: 737551 - Employee Ejected From Stacker When Struck By Broken Housing

Accident: 737551 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 08/19/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
279774408/19/19874226Square D Company
Employee #1 was removing stock from aisle #37, location #57 at the third level shelf, using a Clark stacker, ID #11, model #NP500-45B, serial #NP245-0199-4591FA-091. The sheave and the metal sheave housing broke loose from the mount, which held it to the top of the cab. The housing swung over the right side of the machine and struck Employee #1 on the top of the head, throwing her out of the stacker. Employee #1 was hospitalized for approximately three days with neck injuries, a mild concussion, a cut to the top of her head that required sutures, and temporary numbness on the right side of her face and left leg.
Keywords: ejected, head, stacker crane, equipment failure, laceration, neck, off loading, struck by, concussion, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2797744 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported

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