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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1253997.015 - Tower Glass Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Ca San Diego

Nr: 1253997.015Report ID: 0950632Open Date: 08/09/2017

Tower Glass Inc.
1140 West Mission
San Marcos, CA 92069
Union Status: Union
NAICS: 238150/Glass and Glazing Contractors
Mailing: 9570 Pathway St., Suite A, Santee, CA 92071

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/12/2018
Close Case:02/12/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 102183.015Event: 07/14/2017Worker, Struck By Tilting Window Frame, Incurs Facial Fractu
At 1:45 p.m. on July 14, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a glass company, were performing window installations at a college building. They were using a forklift, hand tools, screws, and a pry bar to install window frames. Employee #1 was kneeling in front of the left side of a vertical window frame and adjusting the frame's position with the pry bar. The frame tilted and struck the left side of Employee #1's face. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was treated for multiple acute left orbital facial fractures, an acute LeFort fracture, an acute left maxillary fracture, a large complex lip laceration and several missing teeth. Employee #1 spent 23 hours at the hospital and then was discharged.
Keywords: pry bar, fracture, material handling, laceration, installing, head, face, struck by, construction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1253997.015 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Glaziers

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