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Accident: 170184204 - Employee Injured In Fall From Roof

Accident: 170184204 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 10/29/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11175147511/01/19913812Trw Inc.
Employee #1, an air-conditioning mechanic, of TRW Inc., was working on a roof approximately 30 in. from a building's edge. He was using both hands to carry filters around an air-conditioning unit while walking on an I-beam. Employee #1 tripped, lost his footing, fell 36 ft to the ground, and landed in shrubs and dirt. Employee #1 sustained multiple injuries and fractured his left hip, left elbow, left femur, and a vertebra.
Keywords: fracture, roof, work rules, mechanic, tripped, fall, fall protection, lost balance, hip, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111751475 Hospitalized injury Fracture Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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