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Accident: 170209381 - Employee Falls From Second Story Porch Railing

Accident: 170209381 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 11/24/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11961074912/03/19927342Fumigation Department
Employee #1, of the Fumigation Department, was standing on the railing of a second floor porch while covering a house for fumigation. He was using the railing as a ladder to reach overhead when he lost his balance and fell approximately 15 feet to a hard surface. Employee #1sustained a fractured skull, fractured ribs, and a fractured right wrist, and was hospitalized for about a week. He was not wearing any fall protection equipment.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, work rules, skull, rib, fall, fall protection, lost balance, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119610749 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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