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Accident: 114868.015 - Employee'S Neck And Back Are Fractured When Struck By Fallin

Accident: 114868.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/05/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1349805.01510/01/2018Mid Coast Transit Constructors
At 2:00 p.m. on September 5, 2018, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a brid ge and road construction company, were erecting steel falsework (temporary supp orts) for the bridge bent along a new trolley line, part of an overhead transit system. This required ensuring that the falsework, which was raised by crane an d consisted of dozens of parts, was plumb. Employee #1 accessed a work area to assist in the process of plumbing up the falsework. This area was identified as hazardous by the employer because of the potential for falling objects. A wood spreader measuring 4 inches by 8 inches by 5 feet, which was positioned between two sets of falsework during the plumbing process, fell from the bottom flange of a falsework beam and struck Employee #1. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of fractures to hi s neck and back.
Keywords: back, bridge, concrete slab, construction, crane, falling object, fracture, guardrail, highway work zone, installing, metal pipe, neck, spreader bar, steel beam, steel erection, struck by, support posts, vertebra, work
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition   1 24
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1349805.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Placing bridge deck

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