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Accident: 201631819 - Employee Injured In Fall From Elevation

Accident: 201631819 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 04/13/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30410814504/18/20011796Vanagtmael Inc
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on April 13, 2001, Employee #1 was finishing work on top of an 18-foot-high tank which had no guardrails around the top. He stepped from the top of the tank onto a purlin (part of the roof truss system). The purlin gave way under the weight of Employee #1, subsequently sending him to the floor. Employee #1 sustained fractures to his pelvis and left arm, lacerations, and contusions. He was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, laceration, pelvis, fall, arm, tank, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition Under $50,000 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304108145 Hospitalized injury Fracture Millwrights FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall, other

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