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Accident: 108520.015 - Employee Injures Head In Fall From Broken Guardrail

Accident: 108520.015 -- Report ID: 0627500 -- Event Date: 08/18/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1341103.01508/22/2018Barrilleaux Inc. Pipeline Construction
At 6:00 a.m. on August 18, 2018, Employee #1 was leaning against a guardrail, while awaiting the delivery of his daily personal protective equipment and work supplies. Afterwards, the guardrail supporting Employee #1 broke, causing a forward thrust, and Employee #1 accidentally, fell from the landing to the ground level. He sustained head and brain damage following impact to the lower level and afterwards, Employee #1 was then admitted to the hospital for treatment for two days.
Keywords: unsecured, lost control, lost balance, leading edge, head, guardrail, fall, descending, elevated work platform, decking, concussion, collision, brain, accidental discharge, contact, blunt force trauma, blunt force
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1341103.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Concussion

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