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Accident: 170208094 - Employee Paralyzed When Struck By Falling Duct Pipe

Accident: 170208094 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 12/11/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11182598001/04/19911731Pacific Electric Motors
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on December 11, 1990, Employee #1 was assigned to work in a basement where partial demolition was underway. He was passing through an unbarricaded area when employees of the general contractor cut loose some air duct piping. Employee #1 was struck by a partially suspended pipe. He was wearing a hard hat, but was left paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the blow.
Keywords: head, paralysis, demolition, work rules, construction, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111825980 Hospitalized injury Other Electricians

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