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Accident: 170584023 - Employee Fractures Leg In Fall When Metal Decking Disengages

Accident: 170584023 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 02/01/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11213435802/11/19938734United Testing

On February 1, 1993, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Employee #1 was at a county hospital, involved in his normal job duties as an inspector. He was walking on a unsecured sheet of metal decking that had been left sitting on top of several structural steel members on a canopy under construction on the north side of the building. As Employee #1 walked out onto the front of the canopy, he turned south toward the building to inspect some welds that had been installed during the weekend. As he turned toward the building, the metal decking sheet that he was walking on became disengaged and slid out from under him, causing him to fall into the basement. Employee #1 was not wearing a safety belt and lanyard. He was treated at the site and was admitted with a broken left leg.

Keywords: fracture, unsecured panel, work rules, safety belt, walking surface, lanyard, metal decking, fall, fall protection, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112134358 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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