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Accident: 95377.015 - Employee Fractures Ribs When Electrical Switch Gear Falls On

Accident: 95377.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 04/25/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1231048.01505/15/2017Simon'S Electrical Corp
At 2:00 p.m. on April 25, 2017, Employee #1, an electrician's helper, was trying to move electrical switch gear off of a pallet. The switch gear weighed 300 pou nds. As Employee #1 started to move the switchgear, it tipped over on him, fract uring his ribs.
Keywords: electrician, falling object, fracture, pallet, rib, struck by, switchgear
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 4 57
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1231048.015 63 M Hospitalized injury Electrical and electronic technicians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause:

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