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Accident: 200772440 - Employee Breaks Back From Falling 12 Feet 2 Inches

Accident: 200772440 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 01/06/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30609401201/08/20031791Space Building Corp.
An employee was finishing bolting an I beam. He was sitting on a 5-flange of the beam while it was still supported by a lull. One end of the beam was 2-bolted and the employee was sitting on the other end. The employee was lining up the bolt holes when the beam rolled slightly. He tried to compensate for the weight shift of the beam by shifting his weight to the opposite side. The employee lost his balance and fell 12 feet 2 inches to the ground. He was hospitalized with a fractured back.
Keywords: fracture, steel beam, steel, construction, back, fall, steel connecting
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 22
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306094012 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Bolting-Up/Detail Work
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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