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Accident: 201614260 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Gate, Fractures Leg

Accident: 201614260 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 08/04/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31271973508/05/20091542Emerick Construction Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31271974308/05/20091721Benchmark Coatings Inc
At approximately 6:40 a.m. on August 4, 2009, Employee #1 was painting a steel security gate which was approximately 26-ft long and 7-ft high. The gate weighed approximately 2,000 lbs. Employee #1 opened the gate to the fullest extent, but it had not been secured in the track at the top. The gate fell on Employee #1 crushing his right leg. Employee #1 suffered a fracture and was hospitalized.
Keywords: painter, leg, fracture, crushed, struck by, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312719735 Occupation not reported FallDist:
2 312719743 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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