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Accident: 111584.015 - Employee Erecting Steel Falls And Injures Head

Accident: 111584.015 -- Report ID: 0830400 -- Event Date: 12/05/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1364418.01512/06/2018Henry Carlson Construction, Llc
At 3:00 p.m. on December 5, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction compan y, was engaged in structural steel erection for a new five-story commercial buil ding. He was working from a ladder and setting the steel in place when a piece of steel released from the magnet being used as rigging. The steel fell and str uck the ladder, which caused the employee to fall and strike his head on concret e, a fall height of 15 feet. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a head injury.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, concrete, construction, erection process, fall, fall protection, falling object, head, ladder, magnet, material handling, rigging, skull, steel erection, struck against, welding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1364418.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters FallDist: 15
FallHt:15
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause:

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