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Accident: 957597 - Employee Injured In Fall From Loading Dock

Accident: 957597 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/10/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11209866009/23/19932675Inland Container Corporation
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on July 10, 1993, Employee #1 was unlocking five railroad boxcars in preparation for unloading them. He had his left foot on the bottom latch of the boxcar door and his right foot on the dock. When he struck the top latch of the boxcar door with a steel bar, which was in his right hand, his left foot slipped off the boxcar and he fell backward to the ground, approximately 4 to 5 feet. Four days after the accident, Employee #1 was hospitalized for surgery.
Keywords: metal bar, work rules, railroad car, slip, boxcar, fall, loading dock, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112098660 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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