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Accident: 170188072 - Employee'S Foot Injured In Fall From Elevated Platform

Accident: 170188072 -- Report ID: 0950634 -- Event Date: 03/11/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11207529603/19/19911731B.D. Contractors, Inc.
At about 8:30 a.m. on March 11, 1991, Employee #1 was standing on top of a platform made of two 2 in. by 6 in. by 84 in. pine planks. He was preparing to pull wires through a raceway for a street lighting fixture that was to be installed beneath a freeway underpass. According to the foreman and the vice president, one of the planks had a knot in it, causing it to break. Employee #1 fell 16 ft to the sidewalk and sustained a broken heel and other injuries. According to management, Employee #1 had received safety training and an aerial basket mobile truck was available, but the crew decided to use the platform. The employer was cited for not providing guardrails along the two open sides of the elevated platform.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, collapse, work rules, electrician, construction, plank, fall, elevated work plat, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112075296 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Electricians

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