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Accident: 170734099 - Employee Injured In Fall From Pipe Rack

Accident: 170734099 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 03/28/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12008253204/04/19962833Keysor Century Corporation
Employee #1 and two coworkers, of the Keysor-Century Corporation, Saugus, CA, were on a boom manlift, placing a new couple of elbows for the loading system for silo #52. All three were properly tied off with a belt and lanyard. They could not access one section from inside the manlift, so Employee #1 got out and unhooked his belt since it would not reach with him outside. He stepped onto several pipes that were already in place as part of the pipe rack. As he was working he slipped and either caused a pipe to break or a pipe broke underneath him. Employee #1 fell approximately 20 ft onto the concrete floor; he suffered a broken right arm, a broken collarbone, and lacerations.
Keywords: installing, work rules, collarbone, slip, laceration, fall, arm, elevator, work surface, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120082532 Hospitalized injury Fracture Not specified mechanics and repairers

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