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Accident: 170172753 - Employee'S Elbow Fractured In Fall Into Floor Pit

Accident: 170172753 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 11/13/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11179249511/15/19901541Aberthaw West Const. Co.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on November 13, 1990, Employee #1 was making a parts list in a nearly-finished building. As he approached an unguarded pit in the ground floor, he was distracted by the flying sparks of a nearby welding operation. He stepped back to avoid the sparks and fell 4 1/2 ft through the unguarded opening, landing on the concrete floor. He was hospitalized with a fractured elbow.
Keywords: fracture, unguarded fl opening, work rules, construction, pit, fall, elbow, walking backward, unguarded, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111792495 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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