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Accident: 170133425 - Employee Paralyzed In Fall

Accident: 170133425 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 04/22/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11578160104/23/19932421Seneca Sawmill Company
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on April 22, 1993, Employee #1 fell forward (on the same floor level) while working at the "Head-Rig" work station. As he fell, the left side of his head struck the edge of metal stairs causing very serious injuries. The reason for the fall is unknown because Employee #1 is currently unable to speak due to a tracheotomy performed at the hospital to facilitate his breathing. He suffered paralysis from the neck down as a result of his injuries. He cannot be interviewed at this time.
Keywords: head, paralysis, stair, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115781601 Hospitalized injury Other Wood lathe, routing, and planing machine operators

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