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Accident: 201088937 - Employee Injures Back In Fall From Bridge

Accident: 201088937 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 02/16/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31082007105/11/20071622Viking Construction Co
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on February 16, 2007, Employee #1 was fabricating concrete false work at a freeway overpass under construction. Employee #1 was elevated approximately 10 ft on a bridge support, building the false work for the next concrete lift of the column. Employee #1 fell to the ground injuring his lumbar vertebrae. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: bridge column, fracture, construction, fall, bridge, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 26
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310820071 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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