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Accident: 116887.015 - Employee Is Paralyzed From Fall Through Skylight

Accident: 116887.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/19/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1399563.01505/09/2019Ericsson, Inc. / Eus, Inc.
At 11:20 a.m. on April 19, 2019, an employee was clearing an antenna to perform troubleshooting to radio frequency equipment on the roof of a commercial buildin g. The employee leaned over a skylight on the north side of the roof and when he put his weight on the skylight he fell through. The employee was hospitalized a nd was paralyzed from the waist down.
Keywords: antenna, blunt force, blunt force trauma, building, fall, fall protection, maintenance, nerve damage, paralysis, repair, roof, roof opening, skylight, spine, telecom work, torso, unstable position, unstable surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1399563.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Technicians, n.e.c.

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