Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170165328 - Employee Breaks Wrist In Fall From Column

Accident: 170165328 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 09/20/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30534810410/07/20021799Cal State Rebar & Pre-Stress Corporation
At 9:00 a.m. on September 20, 2002, Employee #1 was erecting a rebar column. He was 5 ft up on the column, tied off to it with a belt and lanyard, when it was time for a coffee break. He unhooked the latch to descend, lost his balance, and fell backward. He put out his right hand to break his fall and fractured his wrist. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he underwent wrist surgery.
Keywords: fracture, rebar, struck against, column, construction, fall, fall protection, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305348104 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.