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Accident: 201055100 - Employee Injured In Fall

Accident: 201055100 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 01/09/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30077638201/23/20011542Ppc Industries
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on January 9, 2001, Employee #1, a field supervisor, was in the process of installing rigging on the bottom of the Number 2 outlet nozzle precipitator in preparation to remove and replace it. Employee #1 had two cables connected and needed to connect a third one. In order to do that Employee #1 walked across the bottom of the nozzle but he could not connect the third cable because his lanyard was not long enough. Employee #1 disconnected his lanyard from the anchorage point and went back to connect the third line. In the process the bottom nozzle gave way and Employee #1 fell approximately 30 ft to the concrete floor. Employee #1 suffered a broken right leg, a broken ankle, a split knee, a broken knee, a broken hip, and a broken pelvis. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: anchor, knee, fracture, lanyard, pelvis, fall, fall protection, hip, ankle, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 1 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300776382 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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