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Accident: 171059439 - Employee Injured In Fall From Steel Beam

Accident: 171059439 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 07/06/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
Employee #1 had just finished welding a support bracket onto a steel beam, but he could not reach the next tie-off point from where he was standing. He unhooked his lanyard and was leaning over to reach the tie-off point when his hand missed the beam and he fell 13 ft 2 in. Employee #1 landed on a 6 ft high scaffold platform before bouncing off and onto the floor deck. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: steel beam, work rules, struck against, construction, welding, fall, fall protection, tie-off, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303607832 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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