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Accident: 170150395 - Employee Injured In Fall From Elevated Area

Accident: 170150395 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 12/17/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11205841701/10/19921711Gopher Construction Co.
At about 8:00 a.m. on December 17, 1991, Employee #1, of Gopher Construction Co., was standing on the deck on top of the driver's cab guiding the unloading of a 6 ft in diameter by 9 ft long metal casing from the truck's bed. The cable holding the casing slipped, causing the casing to shift and knock Employee #1 off balance. He fell 7 ft 9 in. to the dirt ground. Employee #1 fractured his left hip and was taken to Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, where he was hospitalized for three days. There were no guardrails installed on the open sides of the deck.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, work rules, slip, construction, fall, fall protection, off loading, struck by, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112058417 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers

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