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Accident: 170179139 - Employee Injured When Impaled On Rebar

Accident: 170179139 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 02/18/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11221644502/19/19911771Antonino Development Co.
At 11:22 a.m. on February 18, 1991, Employee #1 was taking measurements along the edge of a 3 1/2 ft deep excavation. There was 4 ft tall rebar along the side of the excavation. Employee #1 slipped into the excavation and became impaled on the rebar. The rebar entered his right armpit right armpit and exited through his right shoulder. After the accident, the rebar was folded down to avoid a similar hazard. The employer was cited for a serious violation of T8CCR 1712(a).
Keywords: excavation, shoulder, rebar, impaled, work rules, slip, construction, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112216445 Hospitalized injury Puncture Supervisors; carpenters and related workers

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