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Accident: 202440780 - Construction Employee Falls From Beam And Fractures Arm

Accident: 202440780 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 02/17/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12588322303/08/20051791Blazing Industrial Steel Inc

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on February 17, 2005, an ironworker was engaged in steel erection at a commercial building site. A decking bundle was lifted by a crane and placed on the top of a tack-welded I-beam, located on a wall in Building A. The ironworker was walking on a 3-in.-wide iron ledger, approximately 12 ft above the concrete floor. He was going to weld the I-beam in place when it collapsed. The I-beam fell along with the decking bundle causing the ironworker to fall. The ironworker sustained multiple bodily injuries and a fracture to his right lower arm. The employee was taken to the Riverside Community Hospital, in Riverside, CA for treatment. The employee was hospitalized for 10 days.

Keywords: beam, fracture, collapse, iron worker, construction, steel erection, mech mat handling, struck by, arm, falling object
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 3

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125883223 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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