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Accident: 170725550 - Employee'S Knees Broken In Fall From Sugar Tank

Accident: 170725550 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 02/26/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11188804608/13/19922062California And Hawaiian Sugar Company
At approximately 1:00 a.m. on February 26, 1992, Employee #1, of California and Hawaii Sugar Co., went from the seventh floor to the sixth floor of the sugar refinery. A foot valve, about 11 feet high, was stuck in the closed position. Employee #1 climbed a stepladder to help open the valve. Even with a coworker on the seventh floor trying to open the valve manually, the valve would not open. Employee #1 came down from the stepladder and stepped on top of the sugar tank. Walking on top of the tank, Employee #1 slipped on syrup and water and fell between the tank and the vent cover. Employee #1 was taken to Doctors Hospital in Pinole, CA, for treatment of two broken knees.
Keywords: knee, fracture, stuck, slip, storage tank, valve, fall, slippery surface, refinery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111888046 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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