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Accident: 170196406 - Employee'S Foot Injured When Struck By Falling Beam

Accident: 170196406 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 01/21/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11192276101/24/19923441Pdm Strocal
At approximately 5:05 p.m. on January 21, 1992, Employee #1 was taking a stitch out of a steel T beam column using an acetylene torch. To make the final cut, he positioned himself in front of the beam. As Employee #1 burned the last stitch, which was secured with a clamp, the clamp failed to hold and the beam sprang open and rolled off the end of the skids, dropping approximately 48 in. onto Employee #1's right foot . He suffered a crushing injury to his foot and was hospitalized.
Keywords: beam, fracture, steel beam, unsecured, struck by, falling object, cutting and burning, foot
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111922761 Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters

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