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Accident: 908293 - Employee Falls Into Trench And Is Impaled By Rebar

Accident: 908293 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 10/02/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11102327110/03/19901799Systems Forming Inc.

Employee #1 tossed a chalk box down to another employee in a 14 ft deep excavation where they had been doing tie layout for concrete form work for a parking garage. The employee was walking toward the ladder to return to the excavation when he fell into the excavation, which had an unprotected rebar protruding 5 ft 10 in. from the excavation floor. The embankment from which the employee fell was not protected by guardrails or any type of barricade. Employee #1 was impaled by three pieces of #8 rebar--one in the leg, one in the groin, and one in the chest. No major arteries were hit.

Keywords: chest, concrete form work, excavation, guardrail, impaled, work rules, construction, fall, unguarded, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111023271 Hospitalized injury Puncture Carpenters

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