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Accident: 731471 - Fell Into Unguarded And Unlit Pit

Accident: 731471 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/26/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
272944009/03/19853711L & V Aerospace And Defense Company
ON JULY 26, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS LOOKING FOR A PART IN THE STORAGE AREA AT THE SOUTH END OF PLANT #8. THE LIGHTS IN THE AREA WERE NOT TURNED ON. THE EMPLOYEE FELL 64 INCHES INTO A 15 BY 12 FOOT PIT, INCURRING INJURIES TO HIS UPPER LEFT LEG, RIB CAGE, AND LUNG (RUPTURE). THE PIT HAD NO PERIMETER GUARDING OF ANY KIND.
Keywords: chest, lung, perimeter guarding, pit, fall, fall protection, unguarded, leg, poor visibility
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2729440 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Supervisors, production occupations

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