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Accident: 112391.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries In Fall From Scoreboard Ca

Accident: 112391.015 -- Report ID: 0352460 -- Event Date: 12/04/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1364068.01512/05/2018Universal Metal Products, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1364079.01512/05/2018Maryland International Raceway, Llc
At 4:00 p.m. on December 4, 2018, Employee #1 was cutting two, 8 inch steel support beams using an acetylene cutting torch, for removal of the catwalk, for the purpose of replacing the existing scoreboard. The scoreboard was located approximately 27 feet and 6 inches above ground, and Employee # 1 was working without using fall protection. The catwalk was supported by the forks of a Genie GTH-1056 All Terrain Forklift, operated by a coworker. Once Employee # 1 had cut through the left support beam, the catwalk became unstable, causing Employee # 1 to lose his balance and fall forward off of the catwalk. He fell approximately 28 feet from scoreboard catwalk to compacted soil. While falling, Employee # 1 came in contact with a horizontal steel cross beam support and several trees before coming to rest on the grassy compacted soil surface below. Employee #1 sustained multiple injuries including, a broken right shoulder blade, a broken right clavicle, a fractured sternum, four broken ribs, fractures of the pelvis, and a fracture to the spine. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: pelvis, unstable position, cutting, lost balance, powered industrial vehicle, fracture, fall protection, fall, forks, forklift, unstable surface, torch, rib, shoulder, steel beam, spine
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility Alteration or rehabilitation   28
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1364068.015 75 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc
2 1364079.015 75 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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