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Accident: 201070281 - Ironworker Falls Off Unguarded Mezzanine, Fracturing Arm

Accident: 201070281 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 10/31/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30703585712/08/20061791Mcmahon Steel Co Inc
On October 31, 2006, Employee #1 was welding roof trusses and standing on an eight-foot portable stepladder. The stepladder was placed adjacent to an unprotected edge of a mezzanine. After welding, he stepped off the ladder and fell approximately 12 feet over the edge of the mezzanine. Employee #1 struck the concrete floor below and sustained a fractured arm. Employee #1 was hospitalized. Employee #1 was a journeyman ironworker for McMahon Steel, a contractor, erecting structural steel at the Miramar Water Treatment Facility.
Keywords: fracture, truss, iron worker, stepladder, welder, construction, fall, arm, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307035857 Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Welding/Bu
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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