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Accident: 201058526 - Employee'S Toe Is Injured By Falling Manhole Cover

Accident: 201058526 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 06/28/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30716177807/13/20048721Abm Engineering Services

On June 28, 2004, Employee #1, with ABM Engineering (a payroll services company), was troubleshooting a water leak outside of a building with an independent contractor. The contractor was lifting a manhole cover with a hoist to gain access into a fire tank. The hoist line slipped through the contractor's hand, and the manhole cover landed on Employee #1's right foot. He was hospitalized at Huntington Memorial Hospital for a fractured toe. Employee #1's job duties did not require safety shoes. He was not expected to be assisting with troubleshooting or repair.

Keywords: manhole cover, repair, ppe, work rules, hoist, crushed, struck by, toe, falling object, safety shoe

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307161778 Hospitalized injury Fracture Engineers, n.e.c.

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