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Accident Summary Nr: 201330131 - Employee Impaled By Piece Of Rebar

Accident Summary Nr: 201330131 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 11/02/1998
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
30100418011/02/199815420Louis P. Ciminelli Construction Company, Inc.

Abstract: Employee #1 was climbing down steel reinforcing bar mesh for a column that was to be poured at the end of a wall. One of the vertical rebar members that Employee #1 was holding onto gave way, causing Employee #1 to fall approximately 9 feet. He was impaled by a piece of rebar set in a concrete pad. The piece of rebar had been covered with an "old style" plastic mushroom cap, but the force of the impact caused the rebar to break through the top of the mushroom cap and impale Employee #1. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injury.

Keywords: wall, rebar, steel, impaled, column, fall, concrete
Accident Details
End Use Project Type Project Cost Stories Non-building Height Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation Construction
1 301004180 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported Distance of Fall: feet
Worker Height Above Ground/Floor: 9 feet
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
Fatality Cause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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