Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

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

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.