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Accident: 170046627 - Employee Paralyzed In Fall From Window Opening

Accident: 170046627 -- Report ID: 1055310 -- Event Date: 05/22/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11521664005/22/19951751Snw Construction Inc
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on May 22, 1995, Employee #1 was installing a window in a third-story wall opening. He was leaning backward out the open window to nail the window flange when his foot slipped and he fell about 20 ft 10 in. to the ground. He suffered a dislocated vertebra and was paralyzed from his shoulders down. No fall protection was in use.
Keywords: paralysis, installing, work rules, construction, dislocated, fall, fall protection, vertebra, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115216640 Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Occupation not reported

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