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Accident: 201084969 - Employee Injured From Fall

Accident: 201084969 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 02/17/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12032148403/11/20041541Valley Steel Construction
On February 17, 2004, Employee #1, a worker at a steel construction company, was assisting in the setting of a steel column. The column had been bolted with anchor bolts and raised into position, using a forklift. Employee #1 climbed a nearby ladder and got onto the column to unlock the lifting line. For some reason, the anchor bolts pulled out of the footing and the column fell over, causing Employee #1 to jump off the column and land on top of the forklift. He was transported to a local hospital and diagnosed with a cracked sternum, which no treatment exists.
Keywords: chest, structure moving, fracture, building, steel column, bolt, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120321484 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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