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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1419618.015 - St. Mary'S County Government

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Pssi

Nr: 1419618.015Report ID: 0352460Open Date: 07/31/2019

St. Mary'S County Government
47955 Mary Lynn Drive
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 485113/Bus and Other Motor Vehicle Transit Systems
Mailing: P.O. Box 653, Leonardtown, MD 20650

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/02/2019
Emphasis: S:Public SectorClose Case:10/02/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 119567.015Event: 07/19/2019Employee Strikes Head In Fall, Later Dies
At 8:15 a.m. on July 19, 2019, Employee #1, a bus driver, was loading a passenger onto a transit bus. The passenger was disabled and was in a wheel chair. The employee was using a Braun Century 2 Series Wheel Chair Lift, Model number NCL917FIBRP-2, to elevate the passenger into the bus. The employee accompanied the wheel chair bound passenger on the personnel lift. She tripped on the lift, fell to the ground, and struck her head on the asphalt. Employee #1 was transferred to the hospital and later flown to a shock trauma unit, where she died from her injuries 12 days later.
Keywords: struck against, head, tripped, asphalt, fall, bus
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1419618.015 Fatality Concussion Bus drivers

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