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Accident: 171060866 - Employee Injured In Fall While Setting Concrete Forms

Accident: 171060866 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 04/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30440789304/10/20011791Absolute Constructors
Employee #1 was setting concrete forms. He stepped on a beam that he thought had been secured. The beam moved, causing him to lose his balance and fall 22 feet. Management did not make it mandatory for employees to be tied off when working at heights. Employee #1 had not received training regarding fall hazards, how to utilize personal fall arrest systems, or the steps that he could take to protect himself. Employee #1 was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: beam, unsecured, fall, fall protection, lost balance, tie-off, untrained, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 22
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304407893 Hospitalized injury Other Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
FallHt:22
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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