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Accident: 201071438 - Employee Injured In Fall When Vertical Column Shifts

Accident: 201071438 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 09/17/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31081325809/20/20071791International Iron
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on September 17, 2007, Employee #1, a steel worker with International Iron Products, was helping to erect vertical columns at a building site. Employee #1 was working alongside a coworker and had finished with two of the four anchor bolts used to secure a vertical column to the concrete slab. Before the remaining two anchor bolts could be completed, he climbed the pole to release the hoisting noose. Employee #1 was on his way down the column when it tilted and he was thrown off, landing on the concrete slab. He sustained fractures in both arms and was transported to the hospital, where he underwent surgery to place a pin in his left forearm.
Keywords: fracture, installing, unsecured, work rules, construction, steel column, steel erection, fall, fall protection, arm
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310813258 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall, other

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