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Accident: 201079639 - Employee Gets A Foot Amputation After Being Struck By A Stee

Accident: 201079639 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 06/05/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31534897906/17/20131791Schuff Steel Co
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on June 5, 2013, Employee #1, of Schuff Steel Company, sustained serious injuries after being struck by a 35 foot steel beam. Employee #1 suffered a thigh laceration and a foot amputation. Employee #1 was rigging a 35 foot steel column beam weighing over 2,500 lbs. for a vertical lift by a Liebherr LR1200 crane using a 12 ton sheave (hickey) with two shackles and round pull pins. The round pull pins became disconnected from the shackle causing the end of the beam being hoisted to fall and strike Employee #1. The pull pins were not secured with safety pins or cotter pins to prevent unintentional displacement of the load.
Keywords: beam, amputated, pin, shackle, struck by, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 3 46
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315348979 Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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