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Accident: 171011133 - Employee Fractures Both Wrists And Ankles In Fall From Beam

Accident: 171011133 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 09/08/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11989043209/12/20001791Scott Steel Erectors
Employee #1, an ironworker, and a coworker were connecting a beam to a column. While lining up the bolt holes, Employee #1's wrench slipped and he lost his balance. He fell 33 ft from the beam, fracturing both of his wrists and ankles. Two of the breaks were compound fractures.
Keywords: fracture, iron worker, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, lost balance, ankle, unstable position, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 3 35
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119890432 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:33
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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