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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 971515 - Employee Suffers Fractures In Fall From Catwalk

Accident: 971515 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 11/14/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10559829611/14/19895331Fred Meyer
At about 1:10 a.m. on November 14, 1989, Employee #1 was installing a video camera in the ceiling area above the sales counter. Employee #1 was on an unguarded suspended catwalk above the ceiling tiles. While reaching for an electrical cord, he lost his balance and fell from the catwalk through the ceiling tiles, onto a display rack, then to the tiled concrete floor. The catwalk was about 8 to 10 inches above the ceiling tiles and the display rack was about 8 feet from the ceiling; the ceiling to floor distance was about 11 feet. The accident was witnessed by another employee who was assisting in the installation. The injuries sustained included a pelvis broken in three places, a broken T-7 vertebra, and a broken left wrist. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, installing, work rules, pelvis, catwalk, fall, lost balance, vertebra, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105598296 Hospitalized injury Fracture Misc. electrical & electronic equipment repairers

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