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Accident: 170191068 - Employee'S Leg Injured When Impaled On Steel Rod

Accident: 170191068 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/31/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11175835506/06/19911629General Electric Power Generation
Employee #1, a bricklayer at the construction site of an electric power generating plant, was on a ladder inside a large duct, cleaning refractory material. The refractory material was held in place by 3/8 in. diameter steel rods that were welded vertically to the interior walls, ceiling, and floor of the duct. Employee #1 fell from the ladder, and one of the rods impaled his leg. He was hospitalized for 3 days.
Keywords: impaled, work rules, cleaning, ladder, construction, fall, fall protection, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111758355 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported

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