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Accident: 107594.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Column And Foot Is Crushed, Ar

Accident: 107594.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 03/09/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1305022.01503/23/2018Saumers Welding Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on March 9, 2018, Employee #1 and a Coworker, employed by a weldin g company, were engaged in steel erection at a multiemployer construction projec t, a commercial building. The coworker was operating a Gradall VR843C forklift to erect a 26-foot long steel column. The column was rigged to the fork with a sling. Employee #1 attempted to get his coworker's attention. The coworker sto pped the forklift operation, the sling slipped off the fork, and the top of the column fell approximately 10 feet. It struck Employee #1's left arm and crushed his left foot. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and his injuries were treated. This included the partial amputation of his foot and a deep laceration to his arm.
Keywords: aerial lift, amputation, arm, construction, falling object, foot, rigging, sling, steel column, steel erection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1305022.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel

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