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Accident: 170180954 - Employee Injured In Fall From Platform

Accident: 170180954 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 01/21/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11215623701/24/19922077Baker Commodities
Employee #1, of Baker Commodities, was in the tallow department working from an elevated platform that was 6 ft, 11 1/2 in. from grade. He was pouring bleach clay powder into the tallow processing tank to whiten the tallow when he slipped and fell to the concrete floor. Employee #1 suffered a broken left wrist and a fractured eye socket and was taken to White Memorial Hospital, where he was hospitalized for more than 24 hours. The platform was not equipped with standard guardrails or equivalent fall protection. After the accident, guardrails were immediately installed.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, slip, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, face, unguarded, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112156237 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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