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Accident: 170749543 - Employee Paralyzed After Fall, Later Dies Of Pneumonia

Accident: 170749543 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 11/19/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11959710204/21/19945411Weis Markets, Inc.
On November 15, 1993, Employee #1, a receiving clerk for a retail grocer, tripped on a 3 1/2 inch step, fell, and struck his head on a 4 foot tall metal post, sustaining a broken neck which left him paralyzed. While hospitalized, he contracted a respiratory infection that developed into pneumonia, resulting in his death on April 17, 1994.
Keywords: respiratory, fracture, paralysis, stair, struck against, metal pole, tripped, fall, neck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119597102 Fatality Fracture Traffic, shipping and receiving clerks

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