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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170585376 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Metal Grate Over Air Shaft

Accident: 170585376 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 12/05/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12015897701/05/19957381Wells Fargo Guard Services
At about 5:00 a.m. Employee #1, a security guard employed by a guard service firm, was on duty at a hotel and restaurant and making his rounds. He heard an unusual noise from an enclosed area next to the hotel. This area was enclosed by a solid board wall about 10 ft high. There was an opening where boards had been removed. Employee #1 entered to investigate. He stepped into the area onto metal grating and fell through the old and badly rusted grating into an air shaft. He fell about 15 ft to a concrete floor. Employee #1 required hospitalization. This area is an exhaust area from the hotel and restaurant ventilation system.
Keywords: inadequate maint, struck against, air shaft, grating, fall, security guard
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120158977 Hospitalized injury Fracture Guards and police, excluding public service

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