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Accident: 201057817 - Employee Is Injured From Fall

Accident: 201057817 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 09/09/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30078318009/17/20034789Ca Dept Of Transportation
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on September 3, 2003, Employee #1 was spraying herbicide on a sloped hillside near a retaining wall. For some reason, he slipped, lost his footing, and fell backwards off the retaining wall 8.25 feet to the ground. Employee #1 was hospitalized at St. Francis Medical Center and treated for a contusion to the head, shoulder and rib injuries, and fractured tibia and knee. An investigation revealed that guardrails, greater than 4 feet in height, were not provided on the elevated work location of the retaining wall.
Keywords: knee, fracture, head, guardrail, shoulder, slip, rib, fall, retaining wall, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300783180 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Machine operators, not specified

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