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Accident: 170172886 - Employee'S Toe Broken When Struck By Metal Pry Bar

Accident: 170172886 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 04/18/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11179379004/25/19911521Thurlow Building
Employee #1, as a laborer, was dismantling part of a house in Portola Valley, CA. He was using a pry bar to strip some wood off a concrete foundation. While swinging the bar, it struck the board and bounced off, striking his foot and breaking two toes. He was wearing soft leather street shoes with no toe guards. The accident could have been prevented had the employer insisted that employees use proper personal protective equipment, in this case, safety shoes.
Keywords: fracture, dismantling, ppe, work rules, construction, struck by, toe, safety shoe, pry bar
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111793790 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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