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Accident: 201345592 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201345592 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 02/21/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31508550602/22/20111741Joy Masonry, Inc.
On February 21, 2011, Employee # 1 a mason was using a fiberglass step ladder to access a single tier tubular frame welded scaffold, when he contacted an inadequately protected piece of reinforcing steel, rebar. Employee # 1 was impaled by the rebar, which was not provided a rebar cap that was designed to protect workers from impalement hazards. The rebar cap provided at the jobsite at the time of the injury was of the mushroom style and was made entirely of plastic. Employee # 1 sustained injuries to his leg when the rebar penetrated his leg. The ladder used to access the scaffold was not secured to prevent displacement and did not extend at least 3 feet above the scaffold decking/working location.
Keywords: rebar, unsecured, ladder, leg, tubular scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315085506 Hospitalized injury Puncture Brickmasons and stonemasons FallDist:
FallHt:6
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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