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Accident: 200770501 - Employee Injured In Fall When Struck By Steel Beam

Accident: 200770501 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 08/25/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30054760108/25/19991791Union Steel Erectors Corp.
Employee #1, an iron worker, was setting a steel beam that was attached to a crane when he signaled the crane to pull up on the load. The beam popped up and struck Employee #1, causing him to fall 23 ft 5 in. to the ground. He sustained leg injuries, for which he was hospitalized.
Keywords: hoisting mechanism, iron worker, work rules, suspended load, construction, fall, fall protection, mech mat handling, struck by, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 1 23
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300547601 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:23
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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