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Accident: 170787477 - Employee'S Knee Fractured When Struck By Flying Equipment

Accident: 170787477 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/30/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12584987708/13/19971542Pdm Strocal

Employee #1, an ironworker, was moving a steel beam into position for welding. One end of the beam was hooked a come-a-long with a 3,000 lb capacity. The other end was secured by a cable choker attached to a vertical steel column. Employee #1 was tightening the come-a-long mechanism when a chain link broke and the equipment went flying, striking his right leg. He sustained a fractured kneecap, for which he was hospitalized.

Keywords: chock, knee, fracture, iron worker, construction, equipment failure, struck by, flying object, winch, broken chain
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other Under $50,000 1 36

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125849877 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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