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Accident: 300863636 - Employee Fractured Vertebrae When Top Guardrail Failled

Accident: 300863636 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 08/21/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30086363609/26/20032451Aurora Modular Industries
At approximately 10:25 a.m. on August 21, 2003, an employee was painting the exterior of a modular structure. He applied horizontal pressure to the top rail of a fabricated tubular steel rolling scaffold with his left arm and hand. The top rail failed at the post connection and the employee fell 5 feet 4 inches to asphalt. He sustained a fracture T-12 vertebrae and was hospitalized for two days.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, construction, back, fall, painter, vertebra, tubular scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300863636 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance

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