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Accident: 116600.015 - Employee Falls From Unsecured Decking And Injures Back

Accident: 116600.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 02/23/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1383499.01503/07/2019Metal Supply Llc.
At 12:45 p.m. on February 23, 2019, Employee #1, a welder employed by a steel er ection company, was engaged in steel erection and metal decking installation at a multiemployer construction project, a new two-story commercial building. The metal decking was completed but the welding to secure all the decking panels was not accomplished. The employee was on the second floor to retrieve some materi als when he stepped on a decking panel which had been placed on the beams but no t secured. The panel, measuring approximately 60 inches by 42 inches, was displ aced off the beams and fell to the lower level. The employee also fell, a fall height of approximately 19 feet, and struck sand. Emergency services transporte d the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of back inju ries.
Keywords: back, beam, construction, decking panel, fall, fall protection, falling object, installing, metal decking, multiemployer, spine, steel erection, unsecured panel, welder
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   2 50
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1383499.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel

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