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Accident: 170133342 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Skylight

Accident: 170133342 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 03/05/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12481918603/05/19978062Mckenzie Willamette Hospital
On March 5, 1997, Employee #1 and a coworker were cleaning windows on the roof of the emergency room roof at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital. The coworker was on another level and shouted at Employee #1. In an attempt to see his coworker, Employee #1 stepped backward; he then tripped and fell approximately 15 ft through a skylight. He landed on his back at the feet of a paramedic, who immediately started medical procedures. Employee #1 was taken to the emergency room, where he was treated for severe back and head injuries.
Keywords: skylight, window washer, head, work rules, cleaning, back, fall, fall protection, walking backward, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124819186 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, cleaning and building service workers

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