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Accident: 120384.015 - Employee Falls Into Pit Under Press And Sustains Numerous In

Accident: 120384.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1424414.01508/19/2019Silgan Containers Mfg Corp

At 4:45 p.m. on August 8, 2019, an employee was cleaning the pit under press AL- 4 to remove waste cans. The employee climbed out of the pit and stepped onto a p latform over the pit to remove more waste cans. The employee lost her footing an d fell off the platform 88 inches into the pit. There was no guardrail on the pl atform or any other form of fall protection. The employee was hospitalized to tr eat fractured vertebrae and ribs, as well as a brain bleed.

Keywords: brain, brain bleed, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, fracture, guard, guardrail, rib, vertebra

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1424414.015 51 F Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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