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Accident: 170205835 - Employee'S Hand Injured When Caught Under Beams

Accident: 170205835 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 07/29/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30088734608/05/19991791Pdm Strocal, Inc.
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on July 29, 1999, Employee #1 was working as an iron worker on a raising crew. He was on the third level of a building under construction in San Francisco. As the steel member was lifted, one end became caught on the perimeter cable. This caused the opposite end to raise out-of-level, where Employee #1 was standing. The member was finally cleared, and the opposite end of the member came down. Employee #1's right hand was under that member, and it fractured his wrist. He was transported to California Pacific Medical Center for treatment.
Keywords: beam, fracture, iron worker, construction, caught between, steel erection, struck by, hand, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other $50,000 to $250,000 4 48
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300887346 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

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