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Accident: 102183.015 - Worker, Struck By Tilting Window Frame, Incurs Facial Fractu

Accident: 102183.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 07/14/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1253997.01508/09/2017Tower Glass Inc.
At 1:45 p.m. on July 14, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a glass company, were performing window installations at a college building. They were using a forklift, hand tools, screws, and a pry bar to install window frames. Employee #1 was kneeling in front of the left side of a vertical window frame and adjusting the frame's position with the pry bar. The frame tilted and struck the left side of Employee #1's face. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was treated for multiple acute left orbital facial fractures, an acute LeFort fracture, an acute left maxillary fracture, a large complex lip laceration and several missing teeth. Employee #1 spent 23 hours at the hospital and then was discharged.
Keywords: pry bar, fracture, material handling, laceration, installing, head, face, struck by, construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   4 14
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1253997.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Glaziers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Lifting operations

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