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Accident: 200772192 - Ironworker Injured In Fall From Beam

Accident: 200772192 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 08/15/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30382416308/15/20021791Builders Resource Corp.
On August 15, 2002, Employee #1, an ironworker, was using a lanyard with a large 2.25 in. rebar hook connected to a beam walker, when he fell, sustaining a dislocation injury, for which he was hospitalized. The manufacturer stated that the components were incompatible due to the size of the gate on the lanyard which is only required to take a 220 lb side load by the ANSI standards. The manufacturer also stated that employers are required to ensure that fall protection components are compatible. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: attachment hook, rebar, iron worker, work rules, construction, dislocated, lanyard, fall, fall protection, walking on beam
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 4 48
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303824163 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:16
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall, other

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