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Accident: 170724231 - Employee Breaks Ankles After Jumping From A Screen Deck

Accident: 170724231 -- Report ID: 0950651 -- Event Date: 08/05/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11196701408/09/19931442North State Asphalt

Employee #1 was assisting in repairing a belt guard and had climbed to the top of a screen deck, about 14 feet above ground. The employer/plant manager was also assisting and tossed a belt to Employee #1 who was standing on top of the screen. Upon catching the belt, Employee #1 lost his balance. Rather than fall to the narrow walkway located below him, he decided to jump to the ground. He landed about 12 feet from the screen deck on a very hard, compacted dirt surface. Employee #1 suffered two broken ankles.

Keywords: decking, fracture, repair, work rules, fall protection, lost balance, ankle

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111967014 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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