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Accident: 109279.015 - Employee Fractures Arm When Struck By Dropped Block

Accident: 109279.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 08/27/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1347311.01509/19/2018Mike Owen Fabrication, Inc.

At 9:00 a.m. on August 27, 2018, an employee was working to install a steel beam in the basement level of an elevator shaft. A coworker was working five stories above him installing wooden blocks (four inches by ten inches by twelve inches) . At some point, the coworker dropped a block that fell five stories and through a crack in the floor and struck the employee on the arm. The employee received an arm fracture when the block stuck him.

Keywords: arm, blocks, falling object, fracture, installing, steel beam, struck by
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1347311.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Bolting-Up

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