Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170204374 - Employee'S Knee Lacerated When Struck By Falling Rebar

Accident: 170204374 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 12/23/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11961607612/29/19941791Tri-City Reinforcing Steel
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on December 23, 1994, a foreman was lowering 15 ft sections of size 10 rebar to Employee #1, who was inside the form work of the new Rankin pump station, approximately 15 ft beneath the rebar sections. The foreman lowering the rebar used plastic rope to tie a double half hitch 2 ft from the end of the rebar. He did not warn Employee #1 to move. The knot came undone and the rebar section fell approximately 15 ft, striking Employee #1 in the right knee and lacerating an artery. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: knee, rebar, unsecured, work rules, construction, laceration, struck by, artery, falling object, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119616076 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters

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.

Close