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Accident: 170355028 - Employee Fractures Vertebra When Struck By Falling Gate

Accident: 170355028 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 10/26/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12015599911/15/19939631Orange County Public Works
Employee #1 and another employee were adjusting the gate of a chainlink fence. Employee #1 was kneeling on one side of the gate while the other employee pried up the bottom in order to adjust hinge pins which had come loose. The gate fell slowly onto the back of Employee #1, fracturing his vertebra.
Keywords: fracture, repair, pin, unsecured, struck by, falling object, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120155999 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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