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Accident: 170133417 - Employees Injured When Crushed Under 11 Tons Of Rebar

Accident: 170133417 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 07/12/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12374603407/12/19931791Jerry L Nored
At about 10:00 a.m. on July 9, 1993, Employees #1, #2, #3, and a coworker were tying horizontal rebar inside an 80 foot circular rebar column also known as a "slinky." This slinky was set up on a wood structure called a "bed." The bed collapsed while the workers were inside the rebar column. Employees #1 through #3 were trapped underneath approximately 11 tons of rebar. All three Employees suffered fractured legs and ankles, and one employee fractured his pelvis.
Keywords: fracture, rebar, collapse, column, construction, crushed, pelvis, ankle, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123746034 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers
2 123746034 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers
3 123746034 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers

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