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Accident: 170382170 - Employee'S Arm Fractured When Struck By Jack Pole

Accident: 170382170 -- Report ID: 0950652 -- Event Date: 03/27/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12588818004/05/19961799Ellison Pipeline, Inc.
Employee #1, age 18, of Ellison Pipeline, Inc., was using a hydraulic Portapower and jacking pole to align the joint of some steel pipe at a cut and fill pipeline project. He was attempting to align the joint from the inside so a coworker could weld the pipe joints. Employee #1 was holding the jack pole while the power unit was being pumped. Two of the retaining bolts on the back of the cylinder sheared and the jack pole struck Employee #1, fracturing his forearm. He did not require hospitalization or surgery. Employee #1 tested positive for marijuana.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, drug overdose, forearm, construction, equipment failure, bolt, struck by, sheared
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125888180 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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