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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

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