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Accident: 170170302 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Guardrail

Accident: 170170302 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 10/01/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11184640811/12/19912493Louisiana Pacific Corp.
Employee #1, a millwright in a particle board plant, was on a work platform attempting to unjam a board at a board separator using a specially-designed pry bar. The pry bar slipped, causing Employee #1 to lunge forward and slip between the top rail and midrail of the platform's guardrail. As he fell, Employee #1 struck a stair rail. He fell 9 ft 1 1/2 in. to the floor. Employee #1 sustained a fractured hip and was hospitalized.
Keywords: board, fracture, guardrail, slip, jammed, millwright, fall, midrail, hip, pry bar
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111846408 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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