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Accident: 97303.015 - Employee Falls From Elevated Working Surface And Suffers Mul

Accident: 97303.015 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 06/15/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1240131.01506/15/2017Miw Corp.

On June 15, 2017, Employee #1 was installing metal decking and performing edge w ork. He and another coworker were moving a sheet of metal decking to get ready t o place it in position. While moving the metal sheet, Employee #1 tripped and fe ll over backwards through the perimeter safety cable. The perimeter cable was in stalled with a top rail only. No mid-rail was in place. Perimeter safety cable i nstallation was also incomplete. He fell from elevated working surface, sufferin g multiple injuries that included broken bones in right hand, three fractured ri bs, cracked skull, and six fractured vertebrae. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he received treatment and was then hospitalized.

Keywords: elevated work platform, fall, fracture, hand, metal decking, rib, skull, steel erection, tripped, vertebra
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 4 40

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1240131.015 61 M Hospitalized injury FallDist: 16
Cause: Erecting structural steel

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