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Accident: 170899348 - Employee Injured When Impaled On Rebar In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 170899348 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 01/25/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12005406901/25/19961771H K Concrete Inc
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on January 25, 1996, Employee #1 and a coworker were at a pump sludge station, having been assigned to work on the walls, one area at a time. Employee #1 was descending a four-section rolling scaffold to move to the next location when he fell and became impaled on some protruding rebar approximately 6 ft from the scaffold. He suffered serious injuries to his chest and shoulder, and was transported to UCLA Medical Center. The employer was cited for a serious violation.
Keywords: chest, shoulder, mobile scaffold, rebar, impaled, work rules, construction, descending, fall, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 4 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120054069 Hospitalized injury Puncture Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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