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Accident: 201178563 - Ironworker Is Injured In Fall From Steel Being Erected

Accident: 201178563 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 08/19/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30088491308/24/20051791Innovative Steel Erectors, Inc.
On August 19, 2005, Employee #1, an ironworker with Innovative Steel Erectors, was part of a crew that had completed the installation of joists on the second floor of an IKEA store under construction. The crew was then instructed to guide a bundle of metal decking onto this second floor. Employee #1 was positioned on a steel beam that was near an open edge of this floor. As he grabbed the tag line secured to the banding around the end of the bundle, the banding broke and he fell approximately 17 ft to the first floor. Employee #1 was hospitalized at UC Davis Medical Center for serious injuries to both feet, including fracture(s).
Keywords: decking, fracture, steel beam, iron worker, suspended load, construction, steel erection, open-sided floor, foot, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 17
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300884913 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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