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Accident: 758102 - Employee Impaled After Fall From Reinforcing Steel

Accident: 758102 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 10/05/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10797941110/05/19901799Huber Hunt & Nichols Inc

Employee #1 and a coworker were building a form for an opening in a 12 ft high and 13 ft long concrete form wall, where an air exhaust shaft would be installed. They were working from the reinforcing steel and one of the rods had been inadvertently cut. When Employee #1 started to climb down, the cut rod gave way. He fell backward from a height of approximately 5 ft onto a #5 unprotected reinforcing steel rod that was protruding 57 in. from a paved concrete foundation. He fell in somewhat of a sitting position onto the rod and was impaled in the right buttock.

Keywords: concrete form work, collapse, impaled, buttocks, construction, fall

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107979411 Hospitalized injury Puncture Carpenters

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