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Accident: 14312227 - Employee Seriously Injured In Fall From Whaler

Accident: 14312227 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 08/26/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10735642008/26/19921623Onshore Construction Co., Inc.
On August 25, 1992, Employee #1 was on a whaler that was being used as a runway for site employees to gain access to and egress from a ladder in a pump station excavation. The runway was not guarded by a standard railing, or equivalent protection, on all its open sides. Employee #1 fell approximately 27 ft from the whaler to the bottom of the excavation. He suffered multiple serious injuries and may be permanently paralyzed from the waist down.
Keywords: excavation, paralysis, work rules, walking on plank, construction, fall, unguarded, pumping station
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107356420 Hospitalized injury Radiation Effects Construction trades, n.e.c.

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