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Accident: 170164818 - Employee Injured When Struck By Scaffold Plank

Accident: 170164818 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 08/13/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11197377208/23/19901742Pierce Enterprises

Employee #1 and a coworker were at ground level removing planks from a 6 ft high scaffold platform. They would each grab hold of one end of a plank as they removed it. Employee #1 looked away as they were moving a plank, and the plank's end dropped approximately 1 ft, striking him on the right side of the head below his hard hat. He sustained a minor contusion and was taken to HCI hospital, where he was held overnight for observation and then released.

Keywords: head, dismantling, construction, plank, manual mat handling, struck by, contusion, inattention, scaffold

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111973772 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Plasterers

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