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Accident: 102617.015 - Employee Sustains Head Injury And Fractured Shoulder In 9 Fo

Accident: 102617.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/05/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1290985.01501/26/2018Evoqua Water Technologies
At 9:30 a.m. on September 5, 2017, Employee #1 had been instructed to add a mid- rail to the existing guardrail that was on the mezzanine level above the machine shop. The mezzanine already had a top rail and an opening in the center where t he employee could gain access to the mezzanine. Employee #1 placed a metal mobil e ladder stand with 8 steps in front of the opening to try to access the mezzani ne level. The top platform level of the metal mobile ladder stand was too low to access the mezzanine, so the employee put a plank across the two mid-rails at t he top of the metal mobile ladder stand in order to gain additional height to st ep up onto the mezzanine level. Employee #1 was standing on the plank that he ha d placed between the mid-rails of the mobile ladder stand when he lost his balan ce and fell approximately nine feet, hitting and sliding down the eight steps of the metal mobile ladder stand and landing on the concrete below. The employee s ustained a head injury, with loss of consciousness, and a fractured shoulder. He was admitted to a local hospital for treatment.
Keywords: fall, fracture, guardrail, head, ladder, shoulder, unconsciousness, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1290985.015 73 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified

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