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Accident: 14219729 - Employees Pushed Through Ventilation Shaft

Accident: 14219729 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 04/23/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10075937204/23/19918069Hermann Hospital
A patient in a Neurology ward became combative and attempted to leave the ward. Employees #1, #2, and #3 attempted to retrain the patient. The patient pushed all three employees through a lowered ventilation panel. The employees and the patient fell 30 ft through the ventilation shaft to a concrete floor. Employees #1 and #2 were killed. The patient and Employee #3 were seriously injured. (The original report lists 4 employees as being killed or injured, however, it is unlikely that the injured patient was an employee.)
Keywords: shaft, fall, concussion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100759372 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
2 100759372 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
3 100759372 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported
4 100759372 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported

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