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Accident: 201089273 - Employee Is Injured When He Slides Down A Column

Accident: 201089273 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 04/23/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31082024606/01/20071791Olsen & Co Steel

At approximately 7:00 a.m. on April 23, 2007, Employee #1, an iron worker, was stringing a communication line in his area to use to direct the lifting by a mobile crane to his crew. While in the process of sliding down a column to get to a lower level, Employee #1 fell 35-feet. He was not wearing his fall protection safety harness. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment.

Keywords: fracture, communication cable, iron worker, mobile crane, construction, fall, fall protection, leg, unstable position
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 10 120

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310820246 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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