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Inspection: 126063171 - Big Ed Pictures/Beacon Communication

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 126063171Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 04/14/2000

Big Ed Pictures/Beacon Communication
13927 Saticoy St.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
Union Status: Union
SIC: 7812/Motion Picture and Video Tape Production
Mailing: 120 Broadway Ste. 200, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/10/2001
Close Case:01/10/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362572307    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201161841Event: 03/13/2000Employee Killed By Blood Clot Caused By Fractured Ankle
Employee#1 was performing his normally assigned duties as a movie industry "grip", unloading tool boxes from a truck. The truck had a lift gate, and the boxes were large, weighing up to 1000 pounds. As the gate was being lowered, the unrestrained box rolled off the gate and struck Employee #1's leg and ankle. Employee #1 was scheduled for surgery a few days later. The ankle was surgically repaired, and the day Employee #1 was scheduled for discharge, he released a thrombus which occluded his right and left pulmonary arteries, and he died in the hospital.
Keywords: blood clot, fracture, struck by, pulmonary embolism, ankle, leg
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126063171 Fatality Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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