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Accident: 201114097 - Employees Fractures Hip In Fall When Heel Shoe Got Caught

Accident: 201114097 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/19/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12618879608/26/20023721Boeing Co. Air Force Plant 42-Site 2
At 7:30 a.m. on July 19, 2002, Employee #1, an employee of Boeing IDS-AM, a defense systems contractor for the U.S. Air Force, was visiting the company's Palmdale, CA, location to pick up personnel for a meeting in Long Beach. She was on a walkway between a guardhouse and Building Number 145, on a route to the break room, when her high heel shoe got caught in a 5-in. diameter sewer clean-out lid and ring. Employee #1 fell down, fracturing her left hip. A coworker helped her to stand up, and Employee #1 was transported to Lancaster Community Hospital, where she was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, manhole cover, caught between, tripped, walking surface, fall, hip, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126188796 Hospitalized injury Fracture Aerospace engineers

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