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Accident: 170207682 - Employee Injured In Fall When Trough Welds Broke

Accident: 170207682 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 02/12/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11178847703/12/19911629Yolo Machinery Erectors Inc.

Employee #1 was cutting off sections of a metal trough and lowering them by chain while standing on the uncut portion of the trough. When cutting the last section, the welds supporting the section on which he was standing gave way, and he fell 14 ft 2 in. onto a concrete surface. The remaining section of the trough then broke completely free and fell on him. Employee #1 suffered a broken right hip and general trauma to his pelvic area.

Keywords: fracture, dismantling, work rules, broken weld, construction, pelvis, unstable surface, fall, work platform, hip

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111788477 Hospitalized injury Fracture Millwrights

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