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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 740696 - Employee Injures Neck In Fall While Mopping Floor

Accident: 740696 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 02/26/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11196587705/24/19935812King'S Table
At 4:30 p.m. on February 26, 1993, Employee #1 slipped and fell while mopping the floor. Employee #1 does not remember much except waking up on the floor and standing up. He thinks he hit his head on a shelf or something else. He was taken by the owner to Enloe Hospital in Chico, CA, where he underwent surgery for a fractured 4th vertebra of the neck. This required a bone, removed from his hip, to be placed in the neck with a metal plate. The plate was screwed to the #3, #4, and #5 vertebrae. No violation was cited for this accident.
Keywords: fracture, cleaning, slip, fall, neck, slippery surface, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111965877 Hospitalized injury Fracture Kitchen workers, food preparation

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