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Accident: 170184691 - Employee'S Foot Fractured In Fall From Steel Column

Accident: 170184691 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 11/13/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11201942711/13/19911799Ramsey'S Welding
Employee #1, a welder employed by Ramsey Welding, had finished his work assignments for the day at the first level, southwest corner of a two-story residential building. Employee #1 gathered his tools and equipment (including a ladder, welding hose, and nozzle) and returned them to his truck. He was about to leave the work site, when he remembered that he had left a wrench on the second level overhang, directly above where he had been working. Employee #1 climbed up the steel column and grabbed a 2 in. by 2 in. floor support that gave way, causing him to fall approximately 5 to 6 ft to the first floor. Employee #1 first landed on his right foot, and then doubled over. Employee #1 was removed from the scene by paramedics to the local hospital, where the medical staff diagnosed his injury as a fracture in the right foot. Once a cast had been applied, Employee #1 was released from the hospital.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, welder, construction, equipment failure, climbing on column, fall, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112019427 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters

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