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Accident: 171058738 - Employee Fractures Ankle In Fall When Steel Deck Shifts

Accident: 171058738 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 02/04/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30116671602/04/20001791Interstate Erectors
Employee #1, of Interstate Erectors, was installing the first piece of steel floor decking when the deck shifted. He fractured both his ankles when he and the deck fell 17 ft onto a concrete floor.
Keywords: decking, fracture, installing, unsecured, construction, fall, work surface, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301166716 Hospitalized injury Fracture Precision assemblers, metal FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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