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Accident: 201173853 - Employee'S Leg Injured When Pinned By Beam

Accident: 201173853 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 05/14/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12570964205/21/20031791Dutra Steel Inc
At about 2:15 p.m. on May 14, 2003, Employee #1, the president of Dutra Steel, Inc., was erecting at ground level a section of roof for a small manufacturing building. The section consisted of two steel beams that were standing upright and had been braced and guyed, as well as connecting sheet metal purlins that had been connected to the beam at one end. Employee #1 descended a ladder after removing the outside guy line in order to adjust the position of the beam before connecting the purlins. The beam then fell on Employee #1's legs. He was hospitalized at Rideout Hospital in Marysville, CA, for a fractured leg.
Keywords: beam, fracture, steel beam, steel, pinned, steel erection, guy, bracing, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125709642 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Plumbing-Up
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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