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Accident: 170622492 - Employee Falls While Installing Catwalk

Accident: 170622492 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/06/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12033518708/10/19942911Tahoe Asphalt
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on July 6, 1994, Employee #1 was attempting to install a catwalk on top of a hot oil asphalt tank. He slipped and fell approximately 12 feet to the ground. Employee #1 sustained a fractured right forearm; three fractured ribs on each side; internal injuries to his spleen; a laceration to his left forehead; and three fractured vertebrae. Employee #1 was transported by paramedics to Barton Memorial Hospital in Truckee, CA, where he was hospitalized for 19 days.
Keywords: fracture, installing, spleen, work rules, slip, rib, fall, arm, tank, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120335187 Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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