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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 956730 - Iron Worker Injured In Fall With Collapsing Structure

Accident: 956730 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 09/30/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11191695309/30/19911791California Erectors, Bay Area, Inc.

On September 30, 1991, Employee #1, a journeyman iron worker, fell approximately 16 ft when he rode collapsing structural steel to the floor. He sustained a hairline fracture to one leg. Employee #1 was treated in the emergency room of the on-site hospital (doctor's medical center), then released that same evening to convalesce at home. The investigation disclosed that one end of the beam that fell was securely attached to a fully triangulated column. The other end was attached to a free-standing square tube column that was bolted to an angle iron and welded temporarily to a steel insert in the deck. This attachment did not provide sufficient strength and resistance to keep the column and the attached beam from rolling and falling.

Keywords: beam, fracture, collapse, unsecured, iron worker, work rules, construction, fall, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111916953 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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