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Accident: 102152.015 - Employee Fractures Ribs In 6 Foot Fall Through Floor Hatch

Accident: 102152.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 11/28/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1287122.01501/10/2018Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on November 28, 2017, Employee #1 was troubleshooting a fiber optic problem. The employee stepped over the turbine shaft and onto the hatch leading to the nacelle. The hatch slid open, and he fell six feet to the next landing. Employee #1 sustained rib fractures and was hospitalized for treatment.
Keywords: rib, hatch, optical fiber cable, fracture, fall, floor opening
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1287122.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Technicians, n.e.c.

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