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Accident: 170839773 - Employee Fractures Ribs In Fall Descending Steel Column

Accident: 170839773 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 10/10/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12548027710/11/20071791Mid-State Steel Erectors Inc.
At approximately 3:13 p.m. on October 10, 2007, Employee #1, an iron worker for Mid-State Steel Erectors, Inc., was shinning down a column when he lost his grip and stepped backward, falling 16 ft onto a deck. He fractured three ribs, for which he was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, iron worker, work rules, construction, descending, steel column, rib, fall, walking backward
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 6 70
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125480277 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:16
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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