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Accident: 170585657 - Security Guard Injured In Fall Into Hotel Shaft

Accident: 170585657 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 12/05/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12015897701/05/19957381Wells Fargo Guard Services
At approximately 5:00 a.m., Employee #1, a security guard for a guard service firm, was making his rounds at a hotel/restaurant when he heard an unusual sound come from an enclosed area next to the hotel. This area was enclosed by a solid board wall approximately 10 ft high, with an opening where several boards had been removed. When Employee #1 entered the area to investigate, he stepped onto an old, rusted metal grating and fell through it approximately 15 ft to the concrete floor of an exhaust shaft for the hotel's ventilating system. He was hospitalized with foot fractures. The noise that Employee #1 was investigating was not identified.
Keywords: fracture, air shaft, grating, walking surface, corrosion, fall, security guard, ankle, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120158977 Hospitalized injury Fracture Guards and police, excluding public service

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