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Accident: 170683163 - Employee Injured In Fall From Collapsing Column

Accident: 170683163 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 06/14/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name

Employee #1 was on a column that was tied north to south by a beam. A beam was being raised to tie the structure east to west when a strong gust of wind pushed the beam toward the west. Employee #1 chose to jump rather than ride the load down. He fell 29 ft 10 in., landing on a concrete floor.

Keywords: high wind, collapse, unsecured, work rules, column, construction, climbing on column, fall, unstable position

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126746429 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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