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Accident: 761429 - Employee Injured When Impaled By Lightning Rod On Roof

Accident: 761429 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 11/29/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1845739002/13/19891711Tri-City Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Employee #1 was working with a crew of three other employees preparing to set and install a dust collection system on the roof of a building. While unhooking a 21 ft long section of 10 in. pipe from the crane, he took three steps backward, stumbled at the wall, and fell onto a lightning rod on the same level. Impaled on the lightning rod, Employee #1 suffered a punctured rectum and lower intestines. He then rolled off the rod and fell 37 in. to a different section of the roof. No additional injuries were sustained in the second fall.

Keywords: installing, lightning arrester, roof, impaled, construction, fall, walking backward, lost balance

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18457390 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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