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Accident: 170866875 - Employee Injured In Fall From Steel Beam

Accident: 170866875 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 06/07/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12570064111/02/19991791P. B. Erectors
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on June 7, 1999, Employee #1, an iron worker for P.B. Erectors, Inc., was standing on a steel beam, landing and connecting. A new load of purlins was being brought in by a crane when he was knocked off and fell 28 ft, 6 in. to the ground. Employee #1 was administered first aid by local fire department paramedics and was then taken to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment of multiple fractures. Two weeks later, Employee #1 was airlifted to Redding Specialty Hospital for additional treatment. Employee #1 elected not to wear the available fall protection equipment, and he was not paying attention when the purlins were brought in by the crane.
Keywords: fracture, iron worker, work rules, suspended load, steel erection, fall, fall protection, struck by, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 32
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125700641 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:28
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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