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Accident: 170784334 - Employee Falls Through Skylight, Is Impaled On Storage Rack

Accident: 170784334 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/31/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12582836808/01/20125399Newell'S Bar & Restaurant Supply Inc
On July 31, 2012, Employee #1 was instructed by the company owner to paint the metal roof of the building which housed a retail bar and restaurant supply store. Employee #1 was neither trained for this task nor was he provided any means of fall protection. Employee #1 was hired to clean and repair small appliances for sale or resale, and not to provide building maintenance. Employee #1 was on the roof for approximately 30 minutes before he fell through an unprotected and unguarded skylight. Employee #1 fell approximately 20 feet before becoming impaled on a storage rack below. Employee #1 was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with injuries that included a shattered pelvis, impaled bladder and a severed ulnar artery and ulnar nerve. Employee #1 was an inpatient for approximately two weeks. Employee #1 has not returned to work.
Keywords: severed, skylight, roof, pelvis, fall, fall protection, artery, untrained, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125828368 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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