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Accident: 170228340 - Employee Dies Of Blood Clot After Breaking Knee At Work

Accident: 170228340 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 12/05/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11072843303/22/19901611Mi Dot
On December 5, 1989, Employee #1, age 53, of the Michigan Department of Transportation, was working with a four-man crew that was assigned to replace a section of a damaged guardrail on I-69. Employee #1 was walking in front of the guardrail when a section sprung loose and struck him on the right knee. He was taken to the hospital, where it was determined that he had sustained a broken knee. He died of a blood clot at home on December 12, 1989. The employer was cited for two serious violations of R408.40114(2)(D) and R408.22117.
Keywords: knee, blood clot, fracture, guardrail, unsecured, work rules, construction, equipment failure, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110728433 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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