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Accident: 107073.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Is Impaled By Rebar

Accident: 107073.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 05/04/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1314409.01505/04/2018California Structural Concepts Inc
At 9:15 a.m. on May 4, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, wa s working at a new two-story multifamily residential structure, a multiemployer construction project. He was engaged in concrete forming work. Employee #1 cli mbed an extension ladder to secure a 2 by 4 panel with a hammer. The ladder was not properly secured and slid out from underneath Employee #1. Employee #1 fel l, a fall height of 13 feet, and upon reaching the ground was impaled on an unca pped rebar. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for the impalement injury.
Keywords: concrete form work, extension ladder, fall, fall protection, form work, impaled, puncture, rebar, residential construction, struck against, unguarded, unsecured
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1314409.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist: 13
Cause: Forming

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