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Accident: 14200018 - Fall From Wall Panel

Accident: 14200018 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 09/24/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1485986211/08/19841771Elion Concrete Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS INSTRUCTED TO NAIL A BULK HEAD TO A WALL PANEL. THIS IS A PRE-FORMED PANEL WHICH IS PART OF THE 2ND STORY WALL (ELEVATOR SHAFT WALL). EMPLOYEE #1 FREE CLIMBED OUT ONTO THE SIDE OF THE WALL PANEL. THERE WAS NO WORK PLATFORM TO STAND ON. HE WAS WEARING A SAFETY BELT AND LANYARD. HE HAD CONNECTED HIS LANYARD TO A SPUD WRENCH WHICH HE HAD PLACED THROUGH A HOLE IN THE PANEL WALL. AFTER NAILING A SECTION OF THE BULK HEAD, HE STARTED TO MOVE TO ANOTHER SIDE OF THE PANEL. WHILE DOING THIS HIS SPUD WRENCH SLIPPED OUT OR THE LANYARD SLIPED OUT. HE FELL APPROX. 24' INTO AN ELEVATOR PIT. HE RECEIVED A BROKEN RIB AND A BROKEN VERTABRA.
Keywords: fracture, safety belt, lanyard, rib, fall, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14859862 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters

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