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Accident: 170189609 - Employee Killed In Fall Onto Rebar

Accident: 170189609 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 01/17/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11215233501/17/19911791California Erectors Bay Area Inc.
At approximately 10:20 a.m., after the morning coffee break, Employee #1 resumed work on the southwest corner of the upper level of a steel building under construction. He was standing on a 5 1/2 in. wide steel beam and was apparently tightening the clamp of the tension cable when he slipped and fell about 11 ft to the ground. He became impaled on a piece of 3/4 in. rebar that was sticking approximately 3 1/2 ft out of the ground directly under the beam. Employee #1 was killed. The rebar had mushroom-type plastic caps on its tips. Employee #1's safety belt and lanyard were later recovered on the metal deck near where he had been working.
Keywords: rebar, impaled, work rules, safety belt, slip, construction, lanyard, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112152335 Fatality Puncture Structural metal workers

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