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Accident: 170722466 - Iron Worker Suffers Brain Damage In Fall From Girder

Accident: 170722466 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 10/05/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11966766511/16/19951791Concord Iron Works

At approximately 9:20 a.m. on October 5, 1995, Employee #1, an iron worker with 39 years experience, was standing on a steel girder laying out center lines for steel channel placement. He was not using a safety belt and lifeline. He lost his balance and fell 26 ft., landing face down inside a concrete planter. His right leg and pelvis were fractured and his right ribs were cracked. Employee #1 also suffered brain damage and has had to relearn basic functions such as eating with utensils and reading. The employer had failed to provide the correct work platform for the job. Employee #1 had not been able to tie off on the existing setup.

Keywords: fracture, girder, lifeline, iron worker, work rules, safety belt, construction, fall, tie-off, unstable position

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119667665 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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