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Accident: 202586210 - Worker Falls Inside Ventilation Duct And Fractures Arm

Accident: 202586210 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 06/29/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31276130706/29/20098744County Of Santa Clara Facilities & Fleet Departmen
On June 29, 2009, a worker was checking an air-handling unit on the roof of a building. He went inside the ventilation duct and fell 24 ft. He suffered lacerations on his left arm and complained of neck and back pain. The worker was pulled to safety by the fire department and was transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, where he was hospitalized with an arm fracture.
Keywords: fracture, maintenance, ventilation, work rules, mechanic, back, fall, fall protection, neck, arm
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312761307 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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