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Accident: 201798154 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Steel Beam

Accident: 201798154 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 01/06/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30133135101/14/20041791Diverisfied Metal Works
At approximately 7:40 a.m. on January 6, 2004, Employee #1, an ironworker, was working with a steel erection crew constructing a 2-story addition to an existing auto dealership. After connecting a 48-foot long steel beam at its ends, he walked to the middle of beam to release the choker and fell 13 feet 10 inches to the ground. He suffered a fractured pelvis, fractured left elbow, and crushed right knee and was hospitalized for 2 weeks.
Keywords: fracture, steel beam, iron worker, steel connector, steel erection, fall, fall protection, elbow, choker, steel connecting
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 48
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301331351 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:14
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall, other

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