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Accident: 200775385 - Employee Is Impaled By Rebar

Accident: 200775385 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 08/04/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31233145708/04/20081771Concrete Unlimited

On August 4, 2008, an unspecified number of employees were bending reinforcing steel for future concrete placement. As the employees were bending rebar with a pipe, Employee #1 slipped on the edge of the wall he was standing on and was impaled by rebar located behind him. Employee #1 was hospitalized. It was determined that Employee #1 was not protected from impalement hazards, and the protruding rebar that he fell on was not guarded.

Keywords: rebar, impaled, guard, slip, construction, unguarded
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 20

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312331457 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Pouring concrete floor at grade
FatCause: Fall, other

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