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Accident: 112481.015 - Employee Falls And Fractures Hip During Demolition Work

Accident: 112481.015 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 12/29/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1369086.01501/07/2019Cargill, Incorporated
At 3:30 p.m. on December 29, 2018, Employee #1 was engaged in demolition work at a one-story food processing plant. He was working from the second rung of a la dder and operating a cutting torch to cut a pipe hanger. He was not aware that, on the other side of the adjacent wall through which the water-filled 4-inch, s chedule 40 pipe extended, the pipe was not attached to anything. When the emplo yee cut the hanger, the pipe rotated down and struck the ladder. Employee #1 wa s thrown from the ladder and fell, striking either the concrete surface or a nea rby work table. The employee was transported to the hospital, admitted, and tre ated for a fractured hip.
Keywords: construction, cutting, demolition, dismantling, equipment operator, fall, fall protection, fracture, hip, ladder, struck against, torch, water pipe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant Demolition   1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1369086.015 62 M Hospitalized injury Power plant operators FallDist:
Cause: Demolition

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