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Accident: 104396.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Is Impaled On Rebar

Accident: 104396.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 11/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1306145.01511/13/2017United Subcontractors, Inc.
At 3:00 p.m. on November 10, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction compa ny, was engaged in form work at a multiemployer residential building project. He was working from a ladder when he experienced a cramp in his lower back, follow ed by numbness in his leg. Employee #1 fell from the ladder, a fall height of 8 feet. As he struck the surface, he thigh was impaled by protruding pieces of ung uarded rebar. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for the puncture wound to his thigh.
Keywords: fall, fall protection, impaled, ladder, puncture, rebar, residential construction, struck against, thigh, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   1 8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1306145.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Forming

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