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Accident: 104106.015 - Employee Falls From Reactor And Fractures Jaw And Face

Accident: 104106.015 -- Report ID: 0950672 -- Event Date: 02/06/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1303805.01502/13/2018Nooter Construction Company
At 11:45 p.m. on February 2, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a four-story refinery. He was hanging lights on top of a reactor head in preparation for rigging. Employee #1 fell through an open 3-foot by 3-foot grating, a fall height of approximately 48 feet. As he fell, he made contact with a temporary scaffold that helped break his fall. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for jaw and facial fractures.
Keywords: reactor, fall, fall protection, fracture, installing, lighting, grating, floor hole, face, construction
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Refinery Maintenance or repair   4 48
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1303805.015 29 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters FallDist:
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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