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Accident: 202658175 - Worker'S Head Is Injured By Falling Bag Of Insulation

Accident: 202658175 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/30/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31667089208/21/20131742Canyon Insulation, Inc.
At approximately 10:45 a.m. on July 29, 2013, Employee #1, a 30-year-old male with Canyon Insulation, Inc. in Corona, California, was removing a bag from a stock pile of bags of insulation, which was stacked approximately 6.5 ft high. The bags weighed approximately 35 lbs each. As Employee #1 was grabbing a second bag, he was struck by several bags, in the head area. Employee #1 fell to the ground and two coworkers came to his assistance and called the supervisor. Employee #1 was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he was hospitalized for one day and diagnosed with a compress spinal injury. No supervisor observed the injury. Canyon Insulation, Inc. was a construction company dedicated to the installation of insulation of commercial insulation.
Keywords: fracture, head, hard hat, ppe, spine, construction, skull, struck by, thermal insulation, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 4 48
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316670892 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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