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Accident: 124981.015 - Employee Fractures Skull When Struck By Falling Steel Panel

Accident: 124981.015 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 01/15/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1455862.01501/15/2020Altona Custom Metal Works Inc
On January 15, 2020, an employee was tack welding steel on the top of a metal ca rgo container when the structural steel wall panel came off the three tac welds. The panel fell approximately 8 feet from the top of the container and the wind ow struck the employee working beneath. The employee fractured his skull and inc ured head lacerations, requiring hospitalization.
Keywords: building, container, defect, defective, falling object, fracture, head, hoisting mechanism, laceration, lack of work procedures, material handling, metal container, skull, steel, struck by, structural collapse, ungua
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1455862.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel

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