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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 607085 - Employee Injured In 20 Foot Fall Off Steel Beam

Accident: 607085 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 05/12/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10652260005/12/19941541Harbert-Yeargin Inc.

Employee #1 was bolting up steel construction beams after their initial connection. The employee was equipped with a safety harness and two lanyards, so he could be 100 percent tied off as required by the employer. While moving from one work area to another, the employee did not tie off when in position. Employee #1 lost consciousness and slumped sideways off the steel, falling 20 feet. Employee #1 suffered several broken ribs.

Keywords: beam, fracture, steel beam, unconsciousness, iron worker, work rules, construction, lanyard, fall, fall protection

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106522600 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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