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Accident: 97505.015 - Employee Falls 17 Feet And Is Paralyzed

Accident: 97505.015 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 05/04/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1238814.01506/09/2017Cmd Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on May 4, 2017, Employee #1 was attempting to remove a panel from a swamp cooler that was located on the roof. As the employee removed the panel, h e fell backwards, through a skylight, to the ground, 17 feet below. Employee #1 was paralyzed from the waist down and sustained traumatic brain injury due to th e fall.
Keywords: brain, fall, paralysis, roof, roof opening, skylight, spine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1238814.015 41 M Hospitalized injury

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