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Accident: 690321 - Employees Injured When Ad Sign Collapses

Accident: 690321 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 06/26/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10450854406/27/19867312Naegele Outdoor Advertising Co.
At 12:35 p.m. on June 26, 1986, Employees #1 and #2 were installing new catwalks on an outdoor advertising sign. Because of a bad weld, which was a manufacturing fault, the sign collapsed, throwing both employees to the ground. Employee #2 fell approximately 40 feet onto a nearby truck bed. He was transported to the hospital for observation. Employee #1 fell with the sign until it struck the roof of an adjacent building, turned over, and spilled him to the ground 20 ft below. The sign would have crushed Employee #1, but he fell into a depression in the ground under the sign. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: installing, collapse, work rules, broken weld, equipment failure, fall, fall protection, advertising sign
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104508544 Hospitalized injury Concussion Operating engineers
2 104508544 Hospitalized injury Fracture Operating engineers

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