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Accident: 104953.015 - Employee Falls Into A Sump Pit And Fractures Thighbone

Accident: 104953.015 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 02/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1310890.01504/24/2018Emerald Steel, Inc.
At 7:30 a.m. on February 7, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a steel erection comp any, was preparing to mount structural steel columns at a two-story residential building project. He lifted an unmarked and unsecured plywood sheet by putting his weight on one end of the plywood. The plywood tilted upward, and Employee # 1 fell into a sump pit, a fall height of approximately 4.5 feet. Emergency serv ices were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for a fractured femur (thighbone).
Keywords: erection process, fall, fall protection, fracture, pit, residential construction, steel erection, sump tank, thigh, unsecured panel
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1310890.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker FallDist: 5
Cause: Erecting structural steel

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