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Accident: 125968305 - Employee Falls While Rebuilding A Cooling Tower

Accident: 125968305 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 08/13/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12596830508/21/20012499Pacific Cooling Services, Inc.
At approximately 6:30 a.m. on August 13, 2001, Employee #1, a carpenter-utility man employed by Pacific Cooling Services Incorporated, sustained multiple head and neck injuries after falling approximately 11 feet and 6 inches while retrofitting and rebuilding a cooling tower. When he fell, Employee #1 had cut a 4-inch by 4-inch wooden post and was throwing a piece of the scrap lumber outside of the confines of the cooling tower. Employee #1 was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and hospitalized for 9 days.
Keywords: fracture, head, cooling tower, laceration, fall, fall protection, neck, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125968305 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers

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