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Accident: 14251177 - Employee Paralyzed In Fall From Structural Steel Beam

Accident: 14251177 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 05/31/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1854462707/25/19891791Diamond Welding & Steel Services
Employee #1 was sitting with his legs on either side of a steel beam that was 38 feet, 4 inches above the ground. The employee was getting 2 inch long structural steel connecting bolts from a 5 gallon bucket that was sitting on the same beam. Employee #1 lost his balance and fell backward off of the beam, striking another steel beam as he fell to the ground. Employee #1 was paralyzed from the neck down.
Keywords: beam, paralysis, bolt, fall, neck, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18544627 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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