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Accident: 201701125 - Employee Injured From Fall Off Of Pole

Accident: 201701125 -- Report ID: 1054115 -- Event Date: 08/19/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30417111908/29/20011791Swp Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30417099608/20/20015211Marion Vance

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on August 19, 2001, Employee #1 was assisting in the securing of columns. He climbed onto a support column braced with two purlines without any type of fall protection equipment. At an approximate 37 ft height, Employee #1 positioned himself upon the column and started to attach the second set of purlines to the adjacent column. As he began this work, the column he was sitting on started to lean and then fell to the ground. Employee #1 struck the ground, breaking his hip. Emergency medical services were summoned and he was taken to the hospital. At the hospital, he received medical treatment for the fracture to his hip and then was transported to another hospital for further care. He was hospitalized for several days.

Keywords: fracture, unsecured, column, fall, fall protection
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 37

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304171119 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 304170996 Occupation not reported FallDist:

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