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Accident: 95266.015 - Employee Is Paralyzed When Struck By Falling Bin

Accident: 95266.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 04/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1227031.01505/01/2017Almond Products Corp
At 12:30 p.m. on April 11, 2017, an employee was transferring metal parts from a bin to a rack for powder coating. The bin, weighting between 800 and 1,000 poun ds, was being supported by a powered industrial truck, which was next to the emp loyee's work station. While reaching into the bin, it fell from the forks of the powered industrial truck and struck the employee's back. The employee sustained a fractured vertebrae, resulting in partial paralysis from the chest down.
Keywords: falling object, fracture, paralysis, powered industrial vehicle, struck by, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1227031.015 23 F Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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