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Accident: 170360010 - Fall In Electric Power Generation Plant

Accident: 170360010 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 05/21/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11196735205/26/19944911Ca Water Resources
A maintenance worker was cleaning up after the reassembly of a unit at a large underground electric power generating plant. He had picked up materials and was making sure that no tools or parts were left in the unit. The employee fell. (He did not remember where he was exactly, and there were no witnesses.) Evidence indicated that he fell from a height of between 9 and 14 feet, either from somewhere on the unit or from the main floor level. The employee was hospitalized for two fractured vertebrae and one cracked vertebra, with a prognosis of paraplegia.
Keywords: fracture, paralysis, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, vertebra, electric generator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111967352 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machinery maintenance occupations

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