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Accident: 106558.015 - Employee Is Injured While Avoiding Falling Duct

Accident: 106558.015 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 05/24/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1322281.01506/12/2018Southland Industries
At 11:30 a.m. on May 24, 2018, Employee #1 and two apprentice coworkers, employed by a construction company, were installing ductwork at a four-story commercial building. They were using two manual lifting devices to raise a 350-pound HVAC duct. They were unable to effectively secure the duct to the lifting forks. The duct began to fall from the forks, and Employee #1 fell at grade while trying to avoid being struck by the duct. He avoided the duct but fell on a tool he was carrying in his coveralls. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for a fractured femur at the hip joint.
Keywords: struck against, construction, falling object, fracture, hip, leg, hand tool, duct, fall, aerial lift, 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 1322281.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Sheetmetal duct installers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Lifting operations

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