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Accident: 170743900 - Employee Injured In Fall When Elevator Platform Free Falls

Accident: 170743900 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 09/20/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12375175209/24/19965031U S Forest Industries Inc

At approximately 7:55 a.m. on September 20, 1996, Employee #1 and a coworker were on the elevator platform for the hot press at a veneer mill. The platform suddenly free fell approximately 15 ft onto the concrete slab at the bottom of the elevator pit. Employee #1 fractured both heels and his left wrist. The coworker suffered contusions.

Keywords: fracture, collapse, equipment failure, fall, elevated work plat, work platform, contusion, elevator shaft, foot, wrist

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123751752 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machine operators, not specified

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