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Accident: 170118905 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Guardrail

Accident: 170118905 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 01/04/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10866161201/04/19941711Allied Boiler Repair

On December 7, 1994, Employee #1 was welding near a sump container that had a large upright guardrail chained against it. A front end loader hit the guardrail. The chains suspending the guardrail broke, knocking it onto Employee #1. He was taken to the local hospital, where he was diagnosed with a broken jaw, collarbone, and ribs, a strained back, and burns on the face and throat.

Keywords: burn, chain, front end loader, guardrail, work rules, construction, welding, struck by, falling object, inattention

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108661612 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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