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Accident: 201081114 - Employee Injured In Fall Into Pit

Accident: 201081114 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 05/19/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11997635510/14/19988731Sverdrup Technology Inc
On May 19, 1998, Employee #1 was installing a hinge on the filter box of the dehumidifying unit. To facilitate access to the filters, Employee #1 was standing on grating which covered the pit. This unit was located directly over a pit. All the area over the pit except for a sixteen-square-foot area was covered with steel grating. This uncovered area was directly in back of where Employee #1 was standing while performing his task. Employee #1 fell into the 11-ft-2-in.-deep utility pit and sustained fractures to his wrist, left hip and trauma to his face.
Keywords: decking, grating, pit, fall, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119976355 Hospitalized injury Fracture Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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