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Accident: 201093994 - Employee Injured In Fall, Dies Of Embolism

Accident: 201093994 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 05/02/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30080878905/23/20001791Rodbusters & Wheeler
On May 2, 2000, Employee #1, an iron worker for Rod Busters, was working on a concrete water tank. He was at a height of approximately 20 ft, tied to horizontal section of reinforced steel rebar, when the rebar pulled out. Employee #1 fell to the ground, fracturing his pelvis. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died of a blood embolism.
Keywords: embolism, fracture, unsecured, iron worker, construction, equipment failure, pelvis, fall, elevated work plat
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300808789 Fatality Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:25
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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