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Accident: 101329.015 - Worker'S Leg Is Struck By Dangling Beam

Accident: 101329.015 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 07/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1248754.01507/19/2017Schuff Steel Company
At 8:40 a.m. on July 18, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a steel erection company , was working at a multiemployer construction project for a four-story commercia l building. He had set up a beam chair on a beam and was stepping onto the beam chair when the beam dislodged on one side and fell. The beam's other side, whi ch was bolted, remained secured, and the beam hung in the air. Employee #1 was caught between the beam chair and the dangling beam. The beam struck both of Em ployee #1's legs. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transport ed to the hospital. He was treated for a minor injury to his right knee and rel eased from the hospital on the same day.
Keywords: caught between, chair, construction, disconnecting means, falling object, knee, steel beam, steel erection, struck by, unsecured
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   4
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1248754.015 45 M Non Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Welding/Burning/Grindi

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