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Accident: 201501301 - Employee Injured In Fall From Building Under Construction

Accident: 201501301 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 05/13/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12562643209/13/19991542Pacific Erectors
At 8:30 a.m. on July 13, 1999, Employee #1, an iron worker, slipped off the metal deck. He had started his regular work of spreading the metal deck sheets at 6:00 a.m. At about 8:30 a.m., Employee #1, after spreading a sheet, was walking back to the deck bundle to get another sheet. When he slipped he was about four feet away from the edge. After slipping, when Employee #1 lost his balance, he grabbed the perimeter safety cable with his hand to catch himself but the safety cable swung out because it had slack. Employee #1 lost his grip and fell outside the building structure about 17 feet to the ground. He was taken to Eden Medical Center where he was hospitalized and diagnosed as having arm and rib fractures.
Keywords: fracture, perimeter guarding, metal decking, rib, fall, arm
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 8 100
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125626432 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:17
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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