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Accident: 114420.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Injuries When Struck By Wastewate

Accident: 114420.015 -- Report ID: 0253420 -- Event Date: 02/23/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1384650.01502/25/2019Atlantic County Utilities Authority - Atlantic City Wastewater Facility
On February 23, 2019, an employee was inside the vertical bar screen channel while cutting two bolts with a plasma cutter when his coworker activated a hoist to remove the bar screen for a wastewater treatment system. The employee was struck and pinned in the bottom of the space when the sling broke and the screen fell on top of him. Emergency Services responded and they pulled the employee out. The employee sustained a fractured rib, concussion and multiple contusions as well as being hospitalized.
Keywords: pinned, screen, contusion, fracture, concussion, struck by, rib
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation   1 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1384650.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Mechanical engineering technicians FallDist:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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