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Accident: 170633283 - Employee Injured In Fall With Rebar Column

Accident: 170633283 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 07/26/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11978460107/29/19961542Mc Carthy Bros Co
Employee #1, a sixth period carpenter's apprentice, had been sent to find 2 by 4s to use as whalers on a wall. He was told to strip the 2 by 4 braces from column forms that had already been poured, but not from the forms that were holding unpoured rebar columns. Employee #1 was moving down a line of columns when he stripped the braces off two unpoured column cages. In order to undo the second brace, he had to climb the stirrups of the rebar cage. The column fell over, with Employee #1 on the underside. He suffered a broken pelvis.
Keywords: fracture, rebar, carpenter, work rules, column, construction, pelvis, fall, overturn
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119784601 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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