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Accident: 14217517 - Struck In Face By Crow Bar

Accident: 14217517 -- Report ID: 0150900 -- Event Date: 03/31/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
258962003/31/19864941City Of Middletown Water & Sewer Department
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS MONITORING A 16 INCH WATER LINE DURING AN 80 PSI WATER TEST. BRACKETS HOLDING THE PUMP STATION TO A BASE SLAB BROKE UNDER LOAD, ALLOWING THE PUMPING STATION TO BE LIFTED UP. WHEN THE PUMP STATION MOVED, A CROW BAR RESTING AGAINST IT WAS DISLODGED. THE CROW BAR FELL AGAINST EMPLOYEE #1, STRIKING HIM IN THE FACE. HE SUFFERED A FRACTURED NOSE, MINOR FACIAL LACERATIONS AND FACIAL CONTUSIONS.
Keywords: fracture, nose, laceration, struck by, face, contusion, pry bar, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2589620 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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