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Accident: 202441879 - Employee'S Foot Crushed When Steel Beam Falls From Forklift

Accident: 202441879 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/29/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12588266204/26/20051791Elk Iron Works Inc
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on April 29, 2004, Employee #1, a journeyman iron worker for a steel installation business, and his foreman used bridge clips to secure a 700 lb, 6 in. by 8 in. by 3/4 in. thick right-angle steel beam of unspecified length onto the forks of a Gradall industrial truck. The foreman was raising the forklift when the right end of the beam struck a stack of wood flooring, causing the clamps to loosen. The beam fell and struck Employee #1's foot. He sustained serious crushing injuries, for which he was hospitalized.
Keywords: iron worker, struck against, construction, crushed, industrial truck, mech mat handling, struck by, falling object, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125882662 Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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