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Accident: 201146172 - Employee Is Injured After Slipping And Falling On Water

Accident: 201146172 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 01/18/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12595017001/27/20058062Western Medical Center
At approximately 4:42 p.m. on January 18, 2005, Employee #1 was assisting a patient at the 6th floor Nursing Station serving the Telemetry Department. She was traversing the Clean Utility Room to access the Medication Room. As Employee #1 passed by the ice machine, sink and refrigerator area, she slipped on a puddle of water. Employee #1 fell to the tile floor suffering head, neck, and back injuries, plus dislocating and fracturing her left knee cap. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: knee, fracture, health care worker, slip, fall, slippery surface, housekeeping, work surface, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125950170 Hospitalized injury Fracture Registered nurses

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