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Accident: 201174992 - Employee Is Injured While Unloading Structural Steel

Accident: 201174992 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/23/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12034397511/18/20031791Herrick Co.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on October 23, 2003, Employee #1, an ironworker, was unloading a truckload of structural steel using multi-piece "pick and rigging." While attaching the slings to a column, it fell over and pinned the employee's leg against another column located behind him. He was transported to the U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA, where he was hospitalized and treated for a broken left leg and crushing-type tissue damage.
Keywords: fracture, steel, pinned, column, construction, crushed, steel erection, struck by, sling, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120343975 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Landing Materials (Hoi
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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