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Accident: 170571905 - Employee'S Head Lacerated When Struck By Falling Conduit

Accident: 170571905 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 01/17/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12649612405/02/19961541Fluor Daniel
At approximately 4:50 p.m. on January 17, 1996, a contractor working on a scaffold knocked a piece of conduit off the scaffold with a junction box. Employee #1, who was standing on the ground, was struck on the head by the falling conduit. He was wearing head protection, but the debris fell approximately 140 ft, breaking his hard hat. Employee #1 sustained severe head lacerations and was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released. There were no toeboards on the scaffold, and the company responsible for the scaffold was cited for this violation.
Keywords: head, conduit, work rules, laceration, struck by, falling object, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126496124 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Electricians

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