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Accident: 201345089 - Two Employees Are Injured When Struck By Falling Metal

Accident: 201345089 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 04/24/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31279978604/27/20091796Fabsource, Inc.
On April 24, 2009, Employee #1 and #2, the foreman, were moving construction materials up the elevator shaft using the manlift. Employee #1 was going up the manlift first, carrying a piece of metal which measured 2-ft by 3-ft. Employee #1 was carrying the piece between his legs, sitting on the manlift step. Employee #2 was coming up the manlift below Employee #1. Around the third level, the metal piece struck a brace for the manlift, knocking Employee #1 off. He landed on the concrete surface 23 feet below, and sustained a broken pelvis, internal injuries, numerous contusions and a head injury. As it fell, the metal piece struck the left hand of Employee #2, amputating several of his fingers. Employee #2, who was near the third level, fell approximately one foot as he was struck. Both employees were hospitalized for their injuries.
Keywords: fracture, amputated, finger, pelvis, fall, struck by, falling object, aerial lift, contusion, elevator shaft
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Tower, tank, storage elevator Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 8 150
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312799786 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall, other
2 312799786 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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