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Accident: 170184212 - Employee'S Lungs Impaled In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 170184212 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 07/18/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11175110307/18/19911531Kyung Nam Construction
Employee #1 fell approximately 18 ft from the third level of a scaffold assembly onto a concrete block wall under construction. An exposed rebar impaled his lung and he suffered fractured ribs. The working level had only one 2 in. by 10 in. plank, and the scaffold had no access ladder.
Keywords: fracture, lung, rebar, impaled, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, work surface, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111751103 Hospitalized injury Fracture Plasterers

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