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Accident: 14427009 - Employee Killed In Fall From Work Platform

Accident: 14427009 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 06/11/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10001908206/12/19861541Townsend & Bottum

At approximately 11:55 a.m. on June 11, 1986, Employee #1, who was working on the construction of a power plant, entered a cyclone hopper to determine how a scaffold could be erected. He was walking on a platform when he fell approximately 40 ft, suffering a broken neck and severe chest injuries. Employee #1 was killed. A standard guardrail was not provided on the platform.

Keywords: chest, fracture, guardrail, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, neck, elevated work plat

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100019082 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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