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Accident: 100612.015 - Employee Falls When Handrail Fails And Fractures Shoulder

Accident: 100612.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 10/31/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1276482.01511/08/2017Sarens Usa, Inc
At 5:30 p.m. on October 31, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a crane services company, was working on a bridge construction project. He needed to access the top of the crane's outrigger, near the operator's cab. Employee #1 used a ladder to access the work area. He then grabbed a handrail. The handrail had not been properly secured during installation. It came loose, and Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 9 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured and dislocated shoulder and bruised shoulder and arm tendons.
Keywords: shoulder, crane, construction, equipment failure, fracture, handrail, ladder, fall protection, fall, unsecured
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 0 80
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1276482.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Dislocation Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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