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Accident: 118597.015 - Employee'S Leg Is Fractured When Struck By Falling Beam

Accident: 118597.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 03/20/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1387248.01503/25/2019Sierra Structure
At 1:00 p.m. on March 20, 2019, Employee #1, Coworker #1, and fellow crew member s were engaged in renovation work at a multifamily residential building. They w ere installing beams that measured 40 feet by 5.25 inches by 14 inches to the bu ilding's patio decks. Coworker #1 was operating a Kubota SVL 75-2 Loader with a fork lift attachment to lift and place a beam on top of a post with caps. The beam became stuck. Employee #1 attempted to free the beam, and it fell, strikin g Employee #1's right leg. The employee was transported to the hospital and adm itted for treatment of a lower leg fracture.
Keywords: beam, blunt force trauma, falling object, forklift, fracture, installing, leg, loader, rehabilitation, renovation, residential construction, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1387248.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Flashing Of Decking
FatCause:

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