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Accident: 170696876 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Opening In Floor Grating

Accident: 170696876 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 02/09/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11979251305/15/19982421Sierra Pacific Industries
On February 9, 1998, Employee #1, a backline operator, was clearing a jam on a incline chain conveyor used to transport lumber for re-sawing when he fell 19 ft through a 18 in. long by 36 in. wide opening in the floor grating. He sustained a fractured right ankle and fractured vertebrae.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, grating, jammed, conveyor, fall, floor opening, vertebra, work surface, ankle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119792513 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators

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