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Accident: 170733828 - Employee Fractures Wrist In 14-Foot Fall

Accident: 170733828 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 06/08/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11222855605/28/19921711Aquatic Fire Protection
At about 5:00 p.m. on June 8, 1992, a fire protection company was installing a sprinkler system in San Gabriel, CA. Employee #1 was doing plumbing work on the second floor. He was pulling an electrical cord from the floor; however, the cord got stuck. Employee #1 walked over to an area with a railing to see why he could not pull the cord. He partially leaned on the railing and it broke. Both he and the railing fell 14 ft. to the ground. Employee #1 fractured his left wrist and hand. The employer was cited for general and serious violations.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, construction, fall, plumbing, hand, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112228556 Hospitalized injury Other Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices

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