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Accident: 170700470 - Employee Falls Into Duct And Fractures Vertebrae

Accident: 170700470 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 01/03/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11217368701/07/19941791Steel Tech Construction Service
Employee #1 was walking across a roof when he stepped into an air conditioning duct that was being installed. Workmen heard him fall and extracted him from the ductwork. Employee #1's vertebrae were fractured in the accident. He will be unable to work for several months.
Keywords: fracture, duct, roof, work rules, construction, fall, vertebra, unguarded, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112173687 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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