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Accident: 102565.015 - Employee'S Leg Is Fractured When Girder Overturns

Accident: 102565.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 01/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1290537.01501/17/2018Newton Welding Services, Inc.
At 3:30 p.m. on January 10, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a welding company, was rigging a horizontally placed column in preparation for its erection. As Employee #1 was working between the column and a vertical open web girder, measuring approximately 50 feet by 4 feet, the girder overturned. Employee #1's leg became pinned between the girder and the column. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital where he was admitted and treated for a leg fracture.
Keywords: struck by, caught between, construction, fracture, leg, rigging, girder, falling object, column, welder
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1290537.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Fracture

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