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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, employe d 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. T he 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 w as carrying in his coveralls. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admi tted, and treated for a fractured femur at the hip joint.
Keywords: aerial lift, construction, duct, fall, falling object, fracture, hand tool, hip, leg, struck against, 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 Sheetmetal duct installers FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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