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Accident: 201484482 - Employee Falls And Strikes Head On Wood

Accident: 201484482 -- Report ID: 0950627 -- Event Date: 02/27/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
At approximately 7:15 a.m. on February 27, 2001, Employee #1 and his crew were setting up to perform welding work at a refinery. Employee #1 was assigned to take the ground weld lead from the weld rig and attach the lead to a metal column. While Employee #1 was walking with the weld lead towards the steel column, he slipped into a shallow ditch about 20 in. deep and fell backward. Employee #1 fell on his back onto a wood pile with the back of his head striking wood. Employee #1 suffered a concussion and was hospitalized.
Keywords: ditch, struck against, welding, fall, concussion, refinery
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Refinery New project or new addition Under $50,000 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301120382 Hospitalized injury Concussion Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall, other

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