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Accident: 170097463 - Employee Dies Following Fall From Elevated Work Surface

Accident: 170097463 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 05/13/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11552961206/01/19932436Simpson Timber Co
While fixing a malfunctioning sprinkler head positioned 14 feet and 5 inches above a concrete pad, Employee #1 stepped on a plank. The plank dislodged, causing Employee #1 to fall to the ground and receive multiple fractures. Employee #1 was not using fall protection or a fall restraint and no guardrails were in place on the elevated work surface. As a result of his immobilization from the multiple injuries sustained in the fall, blood clots traveled from his left leg vein to his lungs. Employee #1 died 3 weeks after the fall.
Keywords: blood clot, fracture, lung, guardrail, work rules, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, work platform, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115529612 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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