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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170606917 - Employee Injured In Fall From Billboard

Accident: 170606917 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 05/02/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12609271705/02/19967312Eller Media Company
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on May 2, 1996, Employee #1 was on the work platform of an advertising billboard. He was using a safety harness with a lanyard for fall protection, and the work platform was equipped with a single guardrail. Employee #1 unfastened his safety lanyard and was moving about the work platform when he fell approximately 18 feet onto a rooftop. He sustained compound fractures of his right arm and wrist, and severed several tendons, for which he later underwent surgery. The employer's records showed that Employee #1 had received training in the required use of a safety harness and lanyard.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, lanyard, fall, fall protection, arm, advertising sign, elevated work plat, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126092717 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters

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