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Accident: 170830137 - Employee Injured In Fall As Steel Column Tips Over

Accident: 170830137 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 06/30/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11954223106/30/19951791Sbi Building Systems
Employee #1 was working on a steel column after climbing an extension ladder to approximately 13 ft and then climbing further up using the metal brackets that were bolted to the sides. The column, which was held in place by two 5/8 in. bolts, tipped over and struck the ground. Employee #1 fell 20 ft, striking his face on the column (as reported by all witnesses). The employee was released from intensive care after treatment for head injuries and fractures of the facial area. Employee #1 was wearing a hard hat but no other ppe.
Keywords: fracture, head, collapse, ppe, work rules, struck against, column, construction, fall, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119542231 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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