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Accident: 94942.015 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Fire Truck

Accident: 94942.015 -- Report ID: 0551701 -- Event Date: 03/29/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1222071.01503/30/2017City Of Chicago - Dept. Of Water Management
At approximately 7:45 a.m. on March 29, 2017, an employee in full PPE was attemp ting to exit and descend the right rear side of an enclosed four person cab Frei ghtliner Truck Number WD9280, License Number M184295, operated by Chicago Depart ment of Water Management. Employee 1 noted that additional PPE was donned due to potential inclement weather (rain gear). The employee, while attempting to exit (right rear side, back to street curb) with three points of contact, felt his b oot "got stuck" on the step. The employee while trying to keep head from hitting curb, made attempt to turn his body front words before impacting the street cur b. The employee injured his right rotator cuff. He was admitted to the hospital for approximately four days due to right shoulder pain and hypertension.
Keywords: access/egress, elevated work platform, fire fighter, fire truck, motor vehicle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1222071.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Hoist and winch operators

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