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Accident: 201059615 - Employee'S Leg Fractures When Another Employee Jumps On Him

Accident: 201059615 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 04/25/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30716468105/03/20051542The Herrick Corp
A worker for a steel erection company was standing on a flat bed truck unloading iron. A crane operator had lost sight of the worker momentary as the load rotated and swung toward the worker. To avoid being struck, the worker reacted to the coming load by jumping off the truck onto Employee #1 who happened to be passing by the truck. Employee #1 ended up on the ground under the worker. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of a fractured right femur.
Keywords: fracture, steel, construction, struck by, crane operator, falling object, flatbed truck, crane, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 10 120
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307164681 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Other

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