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Accident: 201065463 - Employee Sustains Broken Leg After Being Struck By Rebar

Accident: 201065463 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 11/08/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30079197711/14/20021791Pacific Reinforcing Steel Inc

At approximately 8:00 a.m. on November 8, 2002, Employee #1, an iron worker, was working for Pacific Reinforcing Steel Incorporated of San Diego, California, at the San Diego Ball park construction project. Employee #1 and a coworker had rigged a bundle of 16 #8 Angle Rebar, approximately 44 ft, 10 in. long, that was located on the bed of a tractor trailer truck. They were off-loading a second bundle. They were using a Mobile Crane (Marco number 6101 Rough Terrain 65 Ton, Model Number RTC-8065, Serial Number D719- 0970) with a 20 ft Choker cable. The coworker connected his end while on the trailer and Employee #1 connected his end from the ground. The coworker signaled to Employee #1 to begin his lift and make the choker tight. Employee #1 saw that the choker was tight and turned to watch where the load was to go. However, the bundle entangled with another rebar bundle which caused four rebar in the # 7 rebar bundle to fall off the truck, hitting Employee #1 from behind. Employee #1 sustained multiple fractures to his left and right legs. He was hospitalized.

Keywords: loading, rebar, iron worker, mobile crane, struck by, sling, falling object
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 4

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300791977 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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