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Accident: 94516.015 - Employee Fractures Ribs And Arm In Fall On Barge

Accident: 94516.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 03/19/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1223197.01504/06/2017Enhanced Environmental And Emergency Services, Inc.

At 7:45 a.m. on March 19, 2017, an employee was working for firm engaged in ship building and repairing. He was helping two coworkers remove a water pump from a 458- to 508-millimeter diameter (18- to 20-inch diameter) hole on the bridge of a barge deck. Once the pump had been removed from the hole, the workers were tal king. They were preparing to move the pump and put a cover back on the hole, whe n the employee stepped backward into the hole. He fell onto a metal steel struct ural, that supports the barge. He sustained fractured ribs and a fractured arm. He was hospitalized for two or more days.

Keywords: arm, barge, fall, floor hole, floor opening, fracture, rib, shipyard, struck against, walking backward, walking surface

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1223197.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Longshore equipment operators

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