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Accident: 170170138 - Employee'S Vertebrae Fractured In Fall

Accident: 170170138 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 10/25/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11183971811/02/19902421Georgia Pacific Corp.
At approximately 2:25 p.m. on October 25, 1990, Employee #1, of Georgia Pacific, Fort Bragg, CA, had finished his assigned job and went to the south edger to help a coworker change the saws. The access door to the edger saw was between the outfeed conveyor and the catwalks. Employee #1 fell and suffered four fractured vertebral prominences. He was taken to Mendocino Coast hospital and was released the next day to convalesce at home.
Keywords: fracture, back, catwalk, fall, sawmill, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111839718 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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