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Accident: 99507.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Street Light Fixture And Suffe

Accident: 99507.015 -- Report ID: 0551701 -- Event Date: 08/24/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1267913.01508/28/2017City Of Chicago - Streets And Sanitation
At 12:15 p.m. on August 24, 2017, an employee was standing on the back of the ga rbage truck that was being driven by a coworker. The coworker turned from one s treet into another and, as it turned, the truck struck a light pole causing the light fixture to break off from the pole and drop onto the employee, striking hi s right arm and wrist. The employee suffered lacerations to his wrist and forea rm, fractured his wrist and had nerve and vein damage. Hospitalization was not required.
Keywords: falling object, forearm, fracture, garbage truck, laceration, riding on equipment, struck by, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1267913.015 39 M Non Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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