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Accident: 970962 - Employee Injured When Elevated Work Platform Overturns

Accident: 970962 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 03/05/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10561281603/05/19901731Robertson Electric Inc
Employee #1 was moving an Economy Cab XT self-propelled elevated work platform when a wheel ran into a 5-ft by 7-ft by 6-in.-deep hole in the concrete. The machine became unbalanced and tipped over. The employee rode the work platform down from a height of about 12 ft, striking his back on the handrail and his head on a 2-in. by 12-in. plank that lay on the floor. He was hospitalized with a cracked vertebrae, a bruised kidney, and a concussion.
Keywords: fracture, construction, fall, concussion, kidney, elevated work plat, vertebra, contusion, inattention, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105612816 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians' apprentices

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