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Accident: 201164100 - Employee'S Arm Is Amputated By Falling Beam

Accident: 201164100 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 07/26/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12605817107/29/20021791Classic Iron Works
At approximately 1:10 p.m. on July 26, 2002, Employee #1 was taking measurements on the ground floor of a 2-story, single-family house under construction in Beverly Hills, CA. He was unaware that coworkers were lowering an I-beam column through a roof hole for placement on the ground floor. A choker hitch of nylon webbing held the column in a vertical position while it was lowered. When the webbing made contact with the edge of the roof hole, the beam fell and struck Employee #1's right arm, amputating it. He was hospitalized at Cedar Sinai Medical Center for treatment.
Keywords: beam, amputated, suspended load, column, construction, hoist, struck by, arm, sling, choker
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126058171 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Plumbing-U
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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