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Accident: 200740983 - Employee Receives A Severe Laceration To The Groin Area

Accident: 200740983 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 12/07/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30446324312/07/20011791Christina Ironworkers

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on December 7, 2001, Employee #1 was assisting coworkers connecting a structural cross member to a vertical column. The column was approximately 35 in. high. The two coworkers were working from a scissor lift. The lift had been lowered and Employee #1, positioned on the ground, stepped onto a .375-in. lug on the support column and handed a come-along and a length of chain to his two coworkers in the lift. Employee #1 jumped down from the lug but did not clear it. Employee #1 struck the lug and received a severe laceration to the groin area. Employee #1 stated he stepped up on the lug rather than waiting for the lift to come down. He was hospitalized.

Keywords: column, construction, laceration, steel connecting, aerial lift, step bolt
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 1

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304463243 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:3
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Bolting-Up/Detail Work
FatCause: Fall, other

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