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Accident: 170865737 - Employee Injured In Fall From Retaining Wall

Accident: 170865737 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 08/06/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12586717609/16/19981622Rgw Construction, Inc.
Employee #1, of RGW Construction, was part of a crew setting forms at a highway construction site. He was working at a height of 20 to 25 ft and had set wedges at several locations when he decided to climb to the top of the retaining wall. Employee #1 lost his grip and fell to the concrete base, fracturing his right leg and arm, and his left ankle.
Keywords: concrete form work, fracture, highway, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, arm, retaining wall, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 1 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125867176 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Fall, other

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