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Accident: 77768.015 - Worker Falls Into Shaft And Sustains Leg Fracture

Accident: 77768.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 01/07/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1023707.01501/26/2015Los Angeles City Dept. Of Water And Power
At 2:00 p.m. on January 7, 2015, Employee #1 and several coworkers, employed by a municipal water and power department, were laying lines for Sonotube forms. T hey were working around shafts with openings 3 feet wide and varying depths. Em ployee #1 fell into a shaft, a fall height of approximately 12 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was a dmitted and treated for a fracture of his left leg.
Keywords: concrete form work, construction, cover, fall, fall protection, fracture, installing, leg, shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1023707.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist: 12
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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