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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170866164 - Employee'S Ankle Fractured By Falling Metal Truss

Accident: 170866164 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/03/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12583774001/11/19991791Jd 2

Employee #1, an ironworker, was cutting loose a metal truss from a bundle when the truss fell over on his leg, fracturing his ankle.

Keywords: fracture, unsecured, iron worker, construction, struck by, falling object, ankle
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125837740 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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