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Accident: 200460731 - Employee'S Head Impaled By Falling Crossbrace

Accident: 200460731 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 07/22/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30292261207/24/20001542Modern Continental Construction Company
Employee #1 was walking through the work site and was moving under a bundle of crossbraces when the load fell. He was impaled by a crossbrace that entered his cranium. Employee #1 sustained puncture injuries that required hospitalization. The load of braces was inadequately rigged.
Keywords: head, rigging, impaled, unsecured, work rules, construction, struck by, falling object, puncture, unstable load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302922612 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Stripping and curing concrete
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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