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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170731178 - Employee Injures Groin In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 170731178 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 12/01/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12026394212/14/19949199City Of Pasadena
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on December 1, 1994, Employee #1 and a coworker, both employees of the City of Pasadena, were standing on a ladder that they had placed horizontally over the bed of a pickup truck. They had punched a hole in the ground with a jackhammer to install an approximately 1/2 in. diameter by 8 ft long lightning rod. When the rod had been partially installed in a vertical position, Employee #1 fell and was impaled on the rod, sustaining a 1 in. deep wound in the groin and bruises and contusions to his right arm and elbow. Employee #1 refused to discuss the accident when he was contacted by phone.
Keywords: impaled, work rules, ladder, fall, fall protection, contusion, puncture, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120263942 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Electricians

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