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Accident: 170070049 - Employee Impaled On Steel Conduit After Fall Through Decking

Accident: 170070049 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 11/15/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10444855010/03/19901791Eagle Steel Erection, Inc.
Employee #1 was working alone, laying corrugated metal decking on steel joists that were 12 ft 4 in. above a concrete floor and spaced 2 ft apart. Employee #1 stepped on a section of metal decking that was not secured to a metal joist. The metal decking flipped up and he fell, landing on a piece of 3/4 in. galvanized steel conduit that was protruding 20 in. above the concrete floor. The conduit impaled the right side of Employee #1's buttocks.
Keywords: impaled, unsecured, buttocks, conduit, construction, metal decking, unstable surface, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104448550 Hospitalized injury Puncture Supervisors, n.e.c.

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