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Accident: 200030708 - Employee Injured In Fall Into Hole For Sign Post

Accident: 200030708 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 06/22/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30211355006/22/19991791All-Steel Structures, Inc.
On June 22, 1999, Employee #1 and a coworker were offloading materials from a flatbed truck at a billboard erection site. A drilling contractor had just completed boring a 36 ft deep pit where the bottom of the sign was to be placed and had pulled away. Employee #1 and the coworker guided a piece of the billboard to a spot approximately 8 ft 6 in. from the pit. Employee #1 was removing the slings used to lift the material when he fell into the unguarded hole. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: erection process, barrier guard, work rules, construction, pit, fall, off loading, advertising sign, unguarded, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302113550 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Fall, other

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