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Accident: 119391.015 - Employee'S Ear Is Lacerated When Struck By Falling Metal

Accident: 119391.015 -- Report ID: 0950647 -- Event Date: 03/21/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1392633.01504/08/2019Powell Constructors, Inc.

At 12:45 p.m. on March 21, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a const ruction company, were engaged in bridge construction work. Employee #1 was work ing from an aerial lift and assisting his coworker, who was doing welding. A pi ece of welded material broke from its weld and struck Employee #1 on his hard ha t and right ear. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of a laceration to the ear.

Keywords: aerial lift, blunt force trauma, bridge, construction, ear, falling object, hard hat, head, laceration, ppe, struck by, welding
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1392633.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams

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