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Accident: 200965119 - Employee'S Ankle Fractured In Fall From I-Beams

Accident: 200965119 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 06/16/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30354209606/16/20001791Fulgent Contracting Corporation
Employee #1 was moving some 18 ft long pieces of 3 in. by 8 in. tube steel across the I-beams of a steel structure prior to welding the tubes into place. He was pushing on one end of the tube steel when it slid too far and became unstable. Employee #1 lost his balance and grabbed for the tube steel to gain stability, but could not. Employee #1 and the steel tubing fell 15 ft 4 in. onto the concrete floor. He suffered a fractured left ankle and broken bones in his right foot where he was struck by the falling tube steel. Employee #1 was wearing a full body harness and lanyard at the time of the accident, but he was not attached to an anchor point.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, struck by, lost balance, tie-off, ankle, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 4 45
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303542096 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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