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Accident: 201031036 - Employee'S Leg Fractured In Same Level Fall

Accident: 201031036 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 10/07/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30075542801/07/19984212Beneto Inc
At approximately 10:30 p.m. on October 7, 1997, Employee #1 was working in the shop and placed a piece of pipe over the handle of a Craftsman 12 in. pipe wrench with a 4 in. capacity, to increase the torque that could be applied to the threaded 3 in. pipe joint that he was attempting to loosen. The pipe was secured by wrapping the wrench's chain around it. Employee #1 was standing on one foot and pushing against the work bench with his other foot when the wrench broke at the point where the chain was wrapped around the handle, Employee #1 fell backward and fractured both bones in his lower left leg.
Keywords: fracture, pipe wrench, equipment failure, manual mat handling, fall, hand tool, leg, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300755428 Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, heavy

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