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Accident: 73717.015 - Ironworker Falls From Elevated Surface And Fractures Both Le

Accident: 73717.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 01/26/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1026320.01502/03/2015Kelley Steel Erectors Inc.

At 3:30 p.m. on January 26, 2015, Employee #1, an ironworker/welder employed by a steel erection company, was involved in erecting structural steel at a multiem ployer construction site for a manufacturing plant. She was moving construction debris from an elevated grating platform approximately 17 feet above the ground . During this clean up activity, Employee #1 lost balance or caught debris in he r clothing and fell from the platform. Emergency services were called, and Empl oyee #1 was transported to the hospital. She was admitted and treated for fract ures to both legs and her left wrist, and dislocation of her left elbow. She th en was transferred to a rehabilitation facility for further recovery. The subse quent investigation determined that no fall protection system or device was bein g used. The weather was approximately 20 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill t emperature of approximately 6 degrees Fahrenheit. Employee #1 was working insid e the building, but no heat was available due to new construction.

Keywords: construction, elbow, elevated work platform, fall, fall protection, fracture, iron worker, leg, lost balance, steel erection, wrist
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 50

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1026320.015 28 F Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters FallDist: 17
Cause: Erecting structural steel

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