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Accident: 201185261 - Employee Is Struck By Hook, Injures Eye And Fractures Ribs

Accident: 201185261 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 03/01/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31268880704/26/20104952Sf-Puc-Wastewater Enterprise
At approximately 7:15 a.m. on March 1, 2010, Employee #1, a sewer maintenance worker, was moving catch basin plates, weighing approximately 260-pounds each. Employee #1 was using a special hook while standing on the back of flat-bed truck. The hook slipped and hit Employee #1 on his face and lacerated him under his right eye. Employee #1 was wearing prescription safety glasses. Employee #1 then fell on his right side over a stack of two catch basin plates. Employee #1 went to see his personal doctor for his eye injury the next day. By March 23, 2010, Employee #1 developed shortness of breath and pain on his right side. Employee #1 was admitted to the hospital where he was diagnosed with staph infection of his lungs and two broken ribs on his right side. The infection was extremely advanced on Employee #1's right inferior lobe adjacent to his broken ribs. Employee #1 was hospitalized for two weeks and spent another two weeks at a nursing facility.
Keywords: eye, fracture, lung, crane hook, struck against, laceration, infection, rib, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312688807 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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