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Accident: 201058591 - Employee Falls Upon A Vertical Metal Stake

Accident: 201058591 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 05/11/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30716128105/14/20041791Franklin Reinforcing Steel Co Inc
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on May 11, 2004, Employee #1, a foreman, was surveying a construction site of a high school educational facility. While walking down the edge of a dirt embankment, his footing gave way, displacing 20 in. by 16 in. of earth and falling into a 2.67 ft high pit. He fell, landing upon a vertical metal stake and sustaining impalement injuries to the rectal area. The steel stake was a rebar tube with SuproTek Model Number PC-110. It was 18 in. long by 1.5 in. wide by 0.5 in. depth. There were no bar guards, protective covers, troughs, or caps on the protruding reinforcing steel. He was transported to a hospital where he received surgery and postoperative care. At the medical center, he was hospitalized for approximately seven days and later discharged.
Keywords: embankment, surveyor, metal bar, impaled, fall, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 24
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307161281 Hospitalized injury Puncture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Surveying
FatCause: Other

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