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Accident: 170162267 - Employee Injured In Fall From Roof Beam

Accident: 170162267 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 03/25/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11199808404/01/19921761M R Timber Construction Co
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on March 25, 1992, Employee #1 was on a roof beam when he fell about 27 ft. His fall was broken when he struck against a 3 in. pipe brace that was set at an angle of 45 degrees. After striking the pipe, Employee #1 fell, feet first, to the concrete. He suffered a dislocated hip and a fractured tibia. Coworkers came to his assistance and 911 was called. He remained conscious and paramedics, who arrived in about 5 minutes, transported him to a local hospital. Although Employee #1 was wearing a safety belt, he had not hooked his lanyard to a safety line prior to beginning work on the beam.
Keywords: beam, fracture, carpenter, construction, dislocated, fall, fall protection, tie-off, hip, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111998084 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters

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