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Accident: 14434039 - Employee Injured In 17 Ft Fall From I-Beam

Accident: 14434039 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 05/05/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10588036305/05/19881629Hawaiian Dredging & Construction Co
At 9:48 a.m. on May 5, 1988, Employee #1 was walking on a 10 in. wide I-beam. When he turned 90 degrees on the beam, he lost his balance and fell 17 ft to the compact coral dirt floor. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a concussion; lacerations, contusions, and bruises on the right side of his face and scalp; bruises at the right iliac area; and several fractured ribs on the right side of his chest. He also developed a small blood clot on the left side of his brain. Employee #1 had been wearing a safety belt and lanyard before the accident, but had removed them.
Keywords: blood clot, fracture, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, walking on beam, concussion, lost balance, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105880363 Hospitalized injury Concussion Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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