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Accident: 14194088 - Employee Injured In Fall From Support Column

Accident: 14194088 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 04/01/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1482552504/10/19853446Washington Iron & Stair Works Co
Employee #1 and a coworker were installing an overhead crane railway while on a 20 ft high steel support structure near the end of a railway. A ladder was in place at the other end of the railway, but both employees felt that it would be easier to slide down the 10 in. beam railway support column at the northern end. The coworker descended first. Employee #1 lost his grip and fell the approximately 20 ft onto scrap lumber at the base of the column. He fractured his pelvis in two places and was hospitalized. Employee #1 said that he had attended regular safety meetings and knew that, to be safe, he should have used the ladder.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, ladder, descending, climbing on column, pelvis, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14825525 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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