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Accident: 201064185 - Employee'S Leg Fractured When Struck By Steel Column

Accident: 201064185 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 05/17/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12030806905/25/20011791Asbury Steel
At approximately 1:45 p.m. on May 17, 2001, Employee #1, an iron worker, was helping to unload steel columns from a trailer. The steel columns were being picked up by a truck crane from the trailer and placed on level ground next to the trailer. When the base plate end of a column contacts the ground, the weight of the load begins to transfer from the crane cable to the ground which causes the column to drift back toward the crane. In this case the column began to swing toward Employee #1 who tried to hold it in place over wood 4 by 4 supports placed on the ground. His right foot was caught under the load momentarily, and the column struck his right leg causing a fracture. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, steel column, iron, struck by, trailer, crane, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120308069 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Other

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