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Accident: 170869689 - Employee Injured In Same-Level Fall On Sawmill Catwalk

Accident: 170869689 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 02/18/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12586112003/28/20002421Sierra Pacific Industries
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on February 18, 2000, Employee #1, a machine operator for Sierra Pacific Industries, was using an elevated walkway at a sawmill when he came to a spot with a low ceiling beam that was gated and padded on each side. His head bumped into the beam. The sudden motion as his body twisted away and fall resulted in Employee #1 fracturing his left lower leg and ankle. He was administered first aid before being transported to Marshall Hospital in Placerville, CA. The walkway floor was covered with metal grating that prevented Employee #1's foot from slipping or turning.
Keywords: fracture, head, struck against, grating, catwalk, fall, sawmill, work surface, ankle, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125861120 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machine operators, not specified

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