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Accident: 171011133 - Employee Fractures Both Wrists And Ankles In Fall From Beam

Accident: 171011133 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 09/08/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11989043209/12/20001791Scott Steel Erectors

Employee #1, an ironworker, and a coworker were connecting a beam to a column. While lining up the bolt holes, Employee #1's wrench slipped and he lost his balance. He fell 33 ft from the beam, fracturing both of his wrists and ankles. Two of the breaks were compound fractures.

Keywords: fracture, iron worker, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, lost balance, ankle, unstable position, wrist
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 3 35

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119890432 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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