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Accident: 201955127 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Bridge Overpass Beam

Accident: 201955127 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 06/25/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31116525206/25/20071795Ahern & Associates, Inc.
On June 25, 2007, Employee #1 was cutting away a steel drain pipe, as part of demolition activities on a bridge overpass. He had used an aerial lift to access the work area. Employee #1 was either traversing a steel beam or getting on or off it from the aerial lift, when he fell approximately 22 feet onto concrete rubble. He sustained fractures to the back of the head, his left and right ribs, his right collarbone and arm, his left leg, and his lower spine. Employee #1 was transported to Miami Valley Hospital, where he was hospitalized and admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).
Keywords: fracture, demolition, collarbone, construction, skull, rib, fall, walking on beam, bridge, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Demolition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 22
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311165252 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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