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Accident: 109139.015 - Employee Fractures Vertebrae When Struck By Four Falling Foo

Accident: 109139.015 -- Report ID: 0950647 -- Event Date: 08/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1341602.01509/11/2018Croad Electric And Th Inc.
At 10:45 a.m. on August 7, 2018, an employee assisted coworkers with replacing a four foot diameter wooden spool of wire on a forklift's forks. The employee and coworkers failed to secure the spool to the forks as required. The employee was working below the spool installing plumbing conduit when the spool fell off of the forks and onto the employee. The employee received a fractured vertebrae.
Keywords: falling object, forklift, forks, fracture, installing, neck, struck by, unsecured, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1341602.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit

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