Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 170179923 - Employee Has Memory Loss After Fall From Staging Platform
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|119913556||08/25/1992||3999||0||Protech Theatrical Service|
Abstract: On August 24, 1997, Employee #1, a 35-year-old rigger from a local riggers' union, had been hired by an out-of-state service company. The service company supervisor and Employee #1 were on a 3 ft by 35 ft stage unit that was suspended 19 ft in the air next to the backstage wall of the Granada Theatre. They were removing vertical steel angle guide units for sets. Employee #1 was not tied off, and there was no guardrail on the front of the unit, which was approximately 16 in. from a wall because of vertical wall beam. While the employees disassembled the 5-800 lb unit, which was not tied off, it broke loose from the face of the wall. Employee #1's hand and arm were entwined in the unit and he was pulled through the 16 in. opening to the floor. Employee #1 suffered memory loss, some loss of motor and speech skills, and back injuries.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||119913556||Hospitalized injury||Fracture||Construction trades, n.e.c.|