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Accident: 14342737 - Employee Hospitalized After Fall From Column

Accident: 14342737 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 04/13/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10282197204/13/19891791Herox Construction Co., Titan Construction Co.
Employee #1 intended to climb a column to tie rebar at the edge of an open-sided fourth floor. No ladder was provided for safe access to the top of the column and no guardrails were provided at the floor perimeter. Employee #1 was wearing a safety belt but was not tied off because he was climbing. As he started up the column, using the horizontal members of the formwork in lieu of a ladder, he slipped and fell four floors to the ground. Suffering several fractures and internal injuries, Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, ladder, perimeter guarding, slip, construction, climbing on column, fall, tie-off, open-sided floor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102821972 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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