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Accident: 170178842 - Employee Injured While Working On Cooling Tower

Accident: 170178842 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 02/18/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11984665703/04/19932911Chevron Products Company
EMPLOYEE #1, A CRANE RIGGER IN CHEVRON'S TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, WAS WALKING ACROSS THE ROOF OF A WATER COOLING TOWER THAT HAD 5-FOOT HIGH SHROUDS AROUND 12-FOOT DIAMETER HORIZONTAL ROTATING FAN BLADES. EMPLOYEE #1 SUFFERED A FRACTURED ARM AND A BRAIN CONCUSSION. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES AND EMPLOYEE #1 DOES NOT REMEMBER THE INCIDENT. CONJECTURE INDICATES THAT HE WAS STRUCK ON THE ARM BY THE FAN BLADE AND STRUCK HIS HEAD ON AN ANGLE IRON WHEN HE FELL. ONE SERIOUS VIOLATION WAS ESTABLISHED AS A RESULT OF THIS ACCIDENT.
Keywords: fracture, fan blade, roof, cooling tower, fall, struck by, arm, concussion, tower, brain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119846657 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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