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Accident: 170700801 - Employee Injured When Struck By Reinforcing Steel

Accident: 170700801 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 04/06/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12007787004/11/19941791Tri-Cities
Employee #1 was tying off reinforcing steel while inside a 10-ft-diameter steel reinforcing column cage lying horizontally on the ground that was being fabricated. The cage was sitting on an H-beam and was intended to have temporary horizontal bars through the hoops and be secured to one 10,000-lb concrete block at each end to prevent collapse prior to placement of final horizontal bars. While the Employee #1 was inside the cage it collapsed and some of the hoops fell on him. Employee #1 suffered fractured rib and back. It appears that the proper fabrication procedures were not followed or closely adhered to.
Keywords: fracture, steel, collapse, column, back, rib, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120077870 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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