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Accident: 170393169 - Employee Fell From Cooling Tower

Accident: 170393169 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/08/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12404295307/20/19944911Petersburg Generating Station
An employee was preparing to enter an access hatch on a cooling tower. He lost his footing, fell into a fan shroud, and then fell about 15.2 meters, striking structural bracing. He landed in water that was below the cooling tower and was hospitalized with head and body injuries.
Keywords: head, cooling tower, struck against, elec utility work, fall, fall protection, bracing, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124042953 Hospitalized injury Concussion Machinery maintenance occupations

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