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Accident: 200362135 - Worker Falls Into Storm Drain And Fractures Shoulder

Accident: 200362135 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 12/05/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31736030312/05/20131611City Of Henderson - Public Services Department
On December 5, 2013, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by the City of Henderson Public Services Department, were performing maintenance/repair work to a storm drain along a road. As they removed the 2-foot by 3-foot cast iron grate that covered the drain opening, the grate fell down into the drain. Employee #1 did not release his grip on the grate in time, and he was pulled head first into the drain. He fell a height of approximately 13.5 feet and landed head first. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was treated for a fractured left shoulder. He then was released without hospitalization.
Keywords: sewer, fracture, maintenance, cover, shoulder, drain pipe, construction, grating, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317360303 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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