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Accident: 106682.015 - Employee Falls, Fractures Hand When Guardrail Breaks

Accident: 106682.015 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 05/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1324364.01506/21/2018Millennium Reinforcing Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on May 31, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a structural steel construction company, were working at a multiemployer jobsite, a new one-story commercial building. They were carrying two pieces or rebar measuring 44 feet long and 8 inches thick, with Employee #1 in the rear and his coworker in the front. The front of the load hit a form or stanchion, causing Employee #1 to lose his balance. He grabbed a guardrail, the top rail broke, and Employee #1 fell. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for a fractured hand.
Keywords: rebar, construction, equipment failure, fracture, hand, lost balance, material handling, guardrail, fall protection, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 47
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1324364.015 39 M Hospitalized injury Fracture

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