Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201180197 - Employee Injured In Fall From Elevation

Accident: 201180197 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 09/01/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12549590309/07/19991791California Erectors
At approximately 12:55 p.m. on September 1, 1999, Employee #1, a structural steel erector, was connecting a steel beam in place for some elevator equipment. On the east side of the beam was a cement floor with a hole in it and on the west side was an elevator shaft that ran from the top of the building to the bottom, approximately 6 stories. Employee #1 was working from the top of the beam which was approximately 3.6 feet higher than the sixth floor. Employee #1 fell off of the beam and through the square cement hole in the sixth floor. The hole was approximately 28 inches by 20 inches. He landed on the fifth floor, approximately 13 feet down. Employee #1 was wearing fall protection at the time of the accident but was not tied off. Employee #1 sustained fractures to his back and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, steel beam, back, fall, fall protection, elevator, tie-off, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 6 78
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125495903 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall, other

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.