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Accident: 200775641 - Employee Fractures Leg When Pinned By Electrical Switchgear

Accident: 200775641 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 03/27/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31299539203/30/20091731Electrical Dynamics
On March 27, 2009, Employee #1, an electrician apprentice, and a coworker were working to uncrate an electrical switchgear, which weighed 2,200 lbs. As they unbolted the last brace holding the switchgear, it toppled over. Employee #1 was pinned under the switchgear. Employee #1 was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was hospitalized and treated for a compound fracture on his left femur.
Keywords: fracture, pinned, electrician, caught between, crushed, inexperience, manual mat handling, falling object, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312995392 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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