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Accident: 104784.015 - Two Workers Fall From Beam, One Requires Hospitalization

Accident: 104784.015 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 04/26/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1228421.01504/27/2017Level 10 Construction
At 5:00 p.m. on April 26, 2017, Employees #1 and #2, beam connectors employed by a construction company, were working 52 feet up on cantilever beams. They were preparing to connect two beams. As one of the two beams was disconnected from the crane - the last beam to be disconnected - the weight of the cantilever gave way. Employee #1 fell from the beam and struck the ground. Employee #2 fell, but his fall was arrested, and he was suspended in air by fall protection. Empl oyee #1's sustained serious injuries that required hospitalization. Employee #2 sustained minor injuries and was not hospitalized.
Keywords: back, beam, connecting, connector, construction, crane, fall, fall protection, steel erection, structural collapse
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1228421.015 26 M Non Hospitalized injury
2 1228421.015 28 M Hospitalized injury

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