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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, wh ile awaiting the delivery of his daily personal protective equipment and work su pplies. Afterwards, the guardrail supporting Employee #1 broke, causing a forwa rd thrust, and Employee #1 accidentally, fell from the landing to the ground lev el. 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: accidental discharge, blunt force, blunt force trauma, brain, collision, concussion, contact, decking, descending, elevated work platform, fall, guardrail, head, leading edge, lost balance, lost control, unsecured
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1341103.015 57 M Hospitalized injury

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