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Accident: 94388.015 - Airport Ramp Operations Worker Sustains Fractures In Chest

Accident: 94388.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1221776.01503/29/2017American Airlines
At 9:00 a.m. on March 18, 2017, an employee was working for a firm engaged in airport operations. He was preparing to enter the cargo area of a 737 to turn off the oxygen (O2). The employee approached the aircraft on a cart used in airport ramp operations. As he was exiting the cart, his foot slipped onto the gas petal. The cart accelerated forward into the aircraft. The employee sustained fractures in three ribs and his sternum. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: rib, slip, struck against, caught between, fracture, ind trk operator, industrial truck, aircraft, chest, airport, slippery surface, accelerator pedal
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1221776.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Aircraft mechanics, excluding engine

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