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Accident: 200053585 - Employee Fractures Arm When Struck By Pan

Accident: 200053585 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 08/17/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31146784908/18/20091771Upton Construction Inc.
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on August 17, 2009, Employee #1 helped laying a basement foundation. He was putting up the outside and inside walls to tie them together, prior to pouring the concrete. Employee #1 was working from a 9-ft by 3-ft by 4-ft basket and he was removing some form of aluminum plates, 3-ft by 9-lft aka pans. There were eight pans in the basket, each weighing approximately 90 lb. While Employee #1was pulling a pan out the basket, apparently it tipped over and struck him. Employee #1 fractured his arm and sustained bruises and scratches. The foreman called for an ambulance, which arrived at approximately 12:30 p.m. Employee #1 was taken by a life flight to Creighton Medical Center.
Keywords: fracture, installing, wall, pouring, construction, fall, struck by, arm, contusion, unstable load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 9
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311467849 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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