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Deaths Due to Not Guarding Protruding Steel Rebars

Case Reports

The following Case Reports of falls investigated by OSHA illustrate how seemingly innocent workplace activities can have deadly consequences.

  • An employee pulling a concrete hose along a form fell two stories and hit his head on steel rebars which punctured his brain.
  • A laborer fell through a roof opening about 8 feet to a patio foundation that had about 20 half-inch rebars protruding straight up. The laborer was impaled by one of the bars and died.

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