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Accident: 170160642 - Employee Injured In Fall While Being Lowered Into Caisson

Accident: 170160642 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 07/06/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11200450207/30/19901542Dave Nielsen Construction
Employee #1, a cleanup man, was lowered into a 25 ft deep caisson. He was riding in a cage suspended on a chain attached to a crane hook. The chain had been wired to keep it from slipping off the hooks where it was attached. Employee #1 fell into the caisson, sustaining injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: chain, personnel cage, crane hook, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112004502 Hospitalized injury Fracture Drillers, earth

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