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Accident: 170197131 - Employee'S Arm Injured When Pinned By Falling Tower

Accident: 170197131 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 07/21/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11174882807/22/19911795Pro Services Demolition, Co.

Employee #1 cut the last support of a 100 ft high tower that was being dismantled. The tower fell in the direction opposite of that planned, pinning Employee #1's right arm between the structure and a pipe on the structure. The tower appeared to have its weight distributed to the east, and a new, taut 1 3/4 in. cable was snubbing the tower to fall east. Instead, the tower fell west, landing after a 90 degree turn. The weight distribution assumption appeared correct to the safety engineer who investigated the accident.

Keywords: dismantling, pinned, construction, caught between, arm, falling object, tower, unstable position

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111748828 Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters

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