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Accident: 134919.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Fractures In Fall From Catwalk

Accident: 134919.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 01/25/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1511856.01501/27/2021Capital Steel Erectors, Inc.

At 1:05 p.m. on January 25, 2021, Employee #1, an ironworker employed by a struc tural steel construction company, was working at the site of an arts center. He was finish welding a light fixture to a catwalk. The catwalk was in the finish ing stages and had guardrails/hand rails installed. Employee #1 fell through th e bottom of the catwalk when the grating fell, a fall height of approximately 20 feet. He was transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment of multipl e injuries, including fractures to the legs and arms.

Keywords: arm, blunt force trauma, catwalk, fall, fall protection, floor hole, fracture, grating, guardrail, handrail, leg, lighting fixture, structural collapse, welding, work surface
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   20

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1511856.015 56 M Hospitalized injury FallDist: 20
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Final Attachment Deck (Wel

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