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Accident: 201509163 - Ironworker Is Injured In Fall From Ladder

Accident: 201509163 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 03/06/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31235556303/16/20091542Umo Steel Inc
At 3:30 p.m. on March 6, 2009, three ironworkers were installing the middle stringer of a steel stairway. The side stringers were held in place temporarily by tack welds. The crew used a chain hoist to help fit the middle stringer. Employee #1 was on a ladder that was leaning on the same stringer. During the positioning of the middle stringer, the temporary tack welds failed. Employee #1 and the ladder fell 12 ft to the ground. While falling, he struck a stairway stringer. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of injuries to his cheek and arm, including unspecified fractures.
Keywords: fracture, stair, installing, iron worker, welding, hoist, fall, fall protection, steel connecting, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312355563 Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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