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Accident: 689703 - Struck By Falling Piece Of Plywood

Accident: 689703 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 07/08/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
289187707/11/19851629Nsp Northern States Power
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
289188507/11/19851711Babcock & Wilcox
ON JULY 8, 1985, AT APPROXIMATELY 1 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING IN THE FIRE BOX AREA OF THE POWERHOUSE AT ELEVATION 970, SIGNALLING INSTRUCTIONS TO THE OPERATOR OF A DROVE HYDRAULIC CRANE. SUDDENLY, AND WITHOUT WARNING, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STRUCK IN THE FOREHEAD BY A PIECE OF PLYWOOD WHICH MEASURED 2 X 8 FEET X 1/2 INCH. THE PLYWOOD HAD FALLEN 213 FEET FROM LEVEL 1183, WHICH IS THE HORIZONTAL ECONOMIZER OUTLET BANK, BAY #2. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS HOSPITALIZED WITH A CONCUSSION AND A SEVERE LACERATION ACROSS HIS FOREHEAD.
Keywords: head, laceration, concussion, construction, overhead protection, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2891877 Occupation Not Listed
2 2891885 Hospitalized injury Concussion Construction trades, n.e.c.

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