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Accident: 170855175 - Employee Fractures Leg In Fall From Platform

Accident: 170855175 -- Report ID: 0950652 -- Event Date: 04/13/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31166398304/17/20081481B.S.E. Industrial Contractors, Inc.
On April 13, 2008, Employee #1, an employee of B.S.E. Industrial Contractors, Inc., was climbing out of a man lift on to an unsecured platform, with a removed floor grate, approximately 80 ft high. Employee #1 was to install bolts and nuts on an expansion rim for a grinder duct. Employee #1 was wearing fall protection, but, for some reason, unfastened his fall protection before climbing out of the man lift. Employee #1 fell through the gap created by the removed floor grate and fell approximately 8-10 feet to the platform's support legs. Employee #1 fractured his left leg and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, barrier guard, work rules, grating, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311663983 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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