Accident Report Detail
Accident: 107488.015 - Employee Is Struck By Wire Rope And Leg Is Fractured
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
At 10:00 a.m. on January 24, 2018, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a construction company, were working at a bridge replacement project. Emplo yee #1, an iron worker, was working on an elevated bridge platform, 235 feet abo ve grade, and welding eyelets to the platform. Coworkers #1 and #2, also on the elevated platform, began to pull 1 inch diameter wire rope from an uncoiler. A s the wire rope came free of the uncoiler, the tail end of the wire rope whipped around and struck Employee #1's left leg. Coworkers #1 and #2 radioed the fore man stationed on the ground. The foreman organized a response team, which used a man basket attached to a tower crane to ascend to the elevated work platform. Employee #1 was placed in the man basket and lowered to the ground. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was a dmitted and treated, including surgery, for fractures to his left leg tibia and fibula.
|End Use||Proj Type||Proj Cost||Stories||NonBldgHt||Fatality|
|Other heavy construction||New project or new addition||235|
|1||1302815.015||49||M||Hospitalized injury||Laborers, except construction||FallDist:
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams