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Accident: 884585 - Fall From Work Platform Results In Fracture And Paralysis

Accident: 884585 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 08/03/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10466958508/09/19891741Dan Henderson Construction
Employee #1 was riding on the platform level of a mobile work platform 15 feet above the ground. The mobile work platform, which was being used as a vantage point for taking photos, was moving on the uneven putting green area of the Las Vegas Hilton third floor pool deck. As the mobile work platform was being moved in a westerly direction it traversed a 50 degree incline causing Employee #1 to fall 22 feet to a concrete surface. Employee #1 suffered fractures and paralysis as a result of the fall.
Keywords: fracture, paralysis, fall, elevated work plat, work platform
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104669585 Hospitalized injury Fracture Photographers

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