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Accident: 201032562 - Employee Fractures Back In Fall Into Manhole

Accident: 201032562 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 09/07/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12606682810/06/19991731Helix Electric Inc
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on September 7, 1999, Employee #1 was moving pipes on a fork truck when he fell down an approximately 9 ft deep manhole (electrical vault), fracturing several vertebrae. He was transported to St. Mary's Medical Center in Long Beach, CA, where he was hospitalized for approximately four weeks and then treated as an outpatient. Employee #1, an electrical contractor, worked for Helix Electric, an electrical installation contractor in San Diego, CA.
Keywords: fracture, cover, barrier guard, work rules, construction, back, fall, manhole, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 6
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126066828 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians

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