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Accident: 103730.015 - Employee Is Struck By Rod And Face Is Cut

Accident: 103730.015 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 03/01/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1300654.01503/08/2018Stanislaus County Public Works Division
At 8:00 a.m. on March 1, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a county public works department, was attempting to straighten a bent stop sign. A ground rod had been placed next to the sign, with zip ties holding the rod to the sign. As Employee #1 cut off the zip ties, the freed rod, released from pressure, struck him above his left eye. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a facial laceration above his left eye.
Keywords: pressure release, repair, tie wire, eye, laceration, metal pole, face, construction, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1300654.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Paving, surfacing and tamping equipment operators

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