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Accident: 170735047 - Employee Injured In Fall From Steel Column

Accident: 170735047 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 09/13/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12005220409/14/19941791Muhlhauser Steel
At approximately 4:30 a.m. on September 12, 1994, Employee #1, of Mullhauser Steel, Inc., was using an impact gun to tighten bolts on an elevated steel column approximately 12 ft above a stairway platform in the bay north of 72E. After tightening (torque) the bolts, Employee #1 started to descend but lost his footing and slipped from the column. Employee #1 straddled the column and landed on a handrail 10 in. from the column. Employee #1 was admitted to the hospital suffering pelvic contusions and a fractures of the left inferior pubic ramus. Mullhauser Steel was cited for a serious safety violation.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, slip, construction, descending, steel column, climbing on column, pelvis, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120052204 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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