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Accident: 170561427 - Employee Injured In Fall Onto Steel Reinforcing Bar

Accident: 170561427 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 07/23/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12213612007/30/19931799Mesco Forming, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12213614607/30/19931542Donohoe Construction Company

On July 23, 1993, Employee #1, a carpenter for a concrete forming company, was working off the side of a vertical 3/4 inch plywood structure. He was standing on a 4 by 4 inch horizontal brace, with his lanyard hooked to a johnny clamp, which was in turn attached to the 3/4 inch plywood form that he was working on. Employee #1 stated that he thought the plywood failed, causing the johnny clamp to pull through the wood, allowing him to fall 8 feet to the ground below. His left leg was impaled on a 3/4 inch by 2 foot piece of protruding steel reinforcing bar. He was taken to the hospital and admitted for approximately 5 days.

Keywords: concrete form work, rebar, impaled, work rules, lanyard, leg, construction, fall, fall protection

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122136120 Hospitalized injury Puncture Carpenters
2 122136146 Occupation Not Listed

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