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Inspection: 301986980 - Benfield Shell
Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4
Employee #1 was working in an automobile service station and garage. He was walking past an automobile lift when a vehicle fell partially off of it. The car then became caught on a large toolbox next to the lift, which kept it from falling completely onto the floor. The vehicle struck Employee #1 on his neck and upper body as it fell onto the toolbox. He suffered multiple lacerations and contusions, but did not require hospitalization. The vehicle fell because a contact pad on one of the lift arms suddenly broke off. The facility had no provision for periodic preventative maintenance inspections to detect problems with equipment.
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