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Accident: 201111499 - Employee Injured In Fall From Bridge

Accident: 201111499 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 12/17/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12602862001/06/19991791Tri Steel Corporation
On December 17, 1998, Employee #1, an iron worker employed by Tri-Steel Corporation, was working at the construction site of the Copper Hill Drive Bridge. The iron worker stepped down to a work platform that had been installed between the bridge spans to tie iron between the spans. When the employee got on the platform, one of the 4-ft by 8-ft braces under the plywood platform broke and the iron worker fell approximately 20 feet to the dry river bottom. He suffered a broken left elbow and right wrist. Employee #1 was transported to the Henry Mayo Hospital for emergency treatment.
Keywords: fracture, protective clothing, iron worker, construction, equipment failure, fall, bridge, elbow, work surface, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126028620 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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