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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201799509 - Rigging Gear Strikes Employee, Fracturing Femur

Accident: 201799509 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 01/24/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30133407402/01/20051629C.A.Buchen Corp.
At approximately noon on January 24, 2005, an employee was working for C.A Buchen Corporation that was engaged in metal fabrication and steel erection. The employee assisted a forklift driver in moving an 11.2-ft long by 6.5-ft wide, steel column, weighing approximately 700 lbs. The column was rigged to the forklift with serial number 5AM91259. As it was being moved, the column got entangled with an anchor bolt in the foundation and became loose, and unstable. The rigging gear struck the employee. He suffered a fracture to his right femur. The injured employee was transported to and hospitalized at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Baldwin Park.
Keywords: fracture, column, construction, steel column, industrial truck, steel erection, mech mat handling, falling object, leg, unstable load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 1 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301334074 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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