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Accident: 170704001 - Employee And Plank He Was Walking On Fall To The Floor

Accident: 170704001 -- Report ID: 0950626 -- Event Date: 10/22/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11194992102/15/19947363Volt Information Science, Inc.
Employee #1 sustained serious injury to his vertebra and hip when he, and the scaffold plank he was walking on, fell 11 feet onto a concrete floor. The 10-foot by 1 1/2-foot aluminum plank was resting on catwalk supports; however, the end of the plank--where Employee #1 was headed---was not supported. As he approached the plank's end, it fell to the floor. Employee #1 was stacking door braces in preparation for another phase of the chiller installation project he was working on. He was not wearing the approved safety belt and lanyard when this incident occurred.
Keywords: unsecured, work rules, safety belt, walking on plank, plank, lanyard, fall, vertebra, hip, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111949921 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous hand working occupations

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