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Report: Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects, unspecified at Stericycle, Inc. in Garland, Texas

DATE: 02/20/18

An employee was on the ground level manually lifting the dock plate to sit on a trailer. The dock leveler was a mechanical chain driven dock leveler that would not raise completely due to a mechanical issue with the tensioner. As the employee lifted the dock plate, he was pinned between the dock plate and the trailer resulting in broken ribs and a lacerated spleen.

Report ID 2018021755  
Date 02/20/2018  
UPA 1312149  
Inspection 1297134  
Primary NAICS 562119  
Nature 194 Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk
Part of Body 330 Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 6692 Ramps, loading docks, dock plates
Event 640 Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects, unspecified
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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