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Accident: 118722.015 - Employee Falls With Scissor Lift, Receives Fractures To Hip

Accident: 118722.015 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 08/05/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1421340.01508/07/2019Patriot Erectors , Llc
At 10:45 a.m. on August 5, 2019, an employee worked from a scissor lift to tack weld a column into place. After realizing that the column was backwards, the emp loyee used a grinder to cut the welds. After cutting three of the welds, the emp loyee began to twist the column after the fourth and final weld was halfway cut. The column began to fall over, the employee held the column to push it away whe n the scissor lift fell over. The employee fell with the lift and was hospitaliz ed to treat fractures to the hip and left elbow.
Keywords: cutting, elbow, fall, falling object, fracture, grinder, hip, steel column, steel erection, tips over, welding
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   2 13
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1421340.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause:

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