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Accident: 171058340 - Employee'S Leg Fractured When Rebar Cart Tips Over

Accident: 171058340 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 11/03/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30116401811/04/19991542J D Steel & Legacy Construction
At approximately 2:40 p.m. on November 3, 1999, Employee #1, a 19-year-old iron worker and rod buster for JD Steel, and a coworker were at the construction site in Salt Lake City, UT. They had just loaded approximately 300 lb of rebar onto the tray portion of a bottle cart and secured it with #9 wire. The coworker went to an upper level to receive the load and begin work. Employee #1 was moving the cart by himself to position it for a crane lift when it tipped over, resulting in a compound fracture of his lower right leg. The cart was not properly loaded, nor was the load adequately secured.
Keywords: unsecured, iron worker, work rules, construction, struck by, cart, overturn, unstable load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 4 100
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301164018 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Unloading-loading equipment/material (except by cr

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