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Accident: 202081147 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Bridge

Accident: 202081147 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 08/25/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31596823008/25/20111622Flatiron-Lane, A Joint Venture
On August 25, 2011, Employee #1 was working on a highway bridge construction project. This bridge was located on I-85 over the Yadkin River. Employee #1 was performing the job of a signal person for a crane, and he was standing on one of the trestle fingers. Employee #1 walked backward off the end of the trestle finger and fell approximately 12 feet to the wetlands below. Employee #1 was hospitalized with fractures to his back.
Keywords: highway, signalman, fall, fall protection, bridge
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 100
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315968230 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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