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Accident: 135988.015 - Employee Falls Off Flagpole Base Hitting Head, Later Dies

Accident: 135988.015 -- Report ID: 0936100 -- Event Date: 06/01/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1534132.01506/02/2021U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs - San Francisco Medical Center
At 11:00 a.m. on June 1, 2021, an employee and a coworker were attempting to unt angle flag pole lines. The employee was standing on a 14 inch wide flagpole base approximately 3 feet off the ground when he lost his balance. The employee fell backward to the ground below and hit his head on the concrete walkway causing a brain injury and later dies.
Keywords: abrasion, blunt force, blunt force trauma, brain, concrete, contusion, fall, head, lost balance, nerve damage, skull, stair, struck against, unstable position, walking surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1534132.015 54 M Fatality

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