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Accident: 128095.015 - Employee Fractures Hip After Cutting Grage And Falling To Fl

Accident: 128095.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 07/17/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1485442.01507/27/2020Ingalls Shipbuilding
At 12:30 p.m. on July 17, 2020, an employee and his coworkers were setting up sc affolding around the perimeter of a boat section in preparation for work. The em ployee was instructed to cut out a relief section so the bracing could land on t he supports when he cut out cut out the entire section of the grated walkway ins tead. When the employee cut the last section the grate it started to fold under his weight causing him to slide out and onto the concrete floor 6 feet below. Al l hand guard railings were in place and the employee was using fall protection d uring the setup of the scaffolding walkway. The employee broke his hip and was hospitalized.
Keywords: cutting, erection process, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, fracture, guardrail, hip, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, plank, scaffold, ship, walking surface, welder, work surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1485442.015 62 M Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters

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