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Accident: 116119.015 - Employee Incurs Rib Fracture And Liver Laceration In Fall

Accident: 116119.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 11/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1362991.01511/30/2018Pacific Events Production Inc
At 12:35 a.m. on November 13, 2018, an employee and his coworker were setting up for a special event in the pool area of a hotel removing a pool deck. The pool water depth was approximately 3 feet. The deck comprised of a 20 foot by 20 foot metal frame made up of 18, 4 inch by 4 inch pieces with plexiglass tiles on top of the frame. The coworker was inside the pool handing the tiles up to the empl oyee on the deck who in turn was carrying the tiles to a cart. After placing a t ile in the cart, the employee returned to the pool where he forgot that he had r emoved the last tile in relation to the decking. The employee walked into the op ening and fell through into the pool striking the frame on the way down. The emp loyee sustained fractures to his 9th and 10th ribs and grade 1 liver laceration , requiring hospitalization.
Keywords: decking, fall, fracture, frame, hotel, laceration, liver, pool, rib, struck against
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1362991.015 52 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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