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Accident: 76650.015 - Employee Fractures Skull When Struck By Falling Handrail

Accident: 76650.015 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 05/08/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1062153.01505/11/2015Universal Industrial Sales Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on May 8, 2015, an employee was grinding down slag welds in between the pickets on an approximately 900 pound steel handrail that was positioned vertically on two steel saw horses and secured with a C-clamp to a steel post. While grinding, the handrail fell forward, striking the employee on the head. The employee was transported by ambulance to Utah Valley Hospital and sustained multiple skull fractures and lacerations.
Keywords: skull, handrail, laceration, head, fracture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1062153.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Welders and cutters

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