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Accident: 201981719 - Employee Suffers Impalement

Accident: 201981719 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 01/17/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30320327701/20/20001611The Ashton Company Inc., Contractors And Engineers
Employee #1 was installing the upper deck of a box culvert. Employee #1 placed 4-in. by 4-in. lumber ribs on a header. Employee #1 then placed his foot on the header while straddling a section of reinforced steel rod. Employee #1 lost his footing and landed in the sitting position. Employee #1 was impaled on a 6-in. section of a reinforced steel rod that was unguarded and suffered serious injuries to the intestines and colon. Employee #1 was treated for his injuries but was not hospitalized.
Keywords: rebar, impaled, construction, lost balance, unguarded, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 6
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303203277 Non Hospitalized injury Puncture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:6
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
FatCause: Fall, other

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