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Accident: 202443453 - Employee'S Leg Is Fractured By Falling Column

Accident: 202443453 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 05/17/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30746050106/23/20061791D & D Welding Inc
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on May 17, 2006, Employee #1, of D & D Welding, was manually moving a 500-lb steel column with a coworker, when the column slipped from the coworker's hands and fell through the elevator hoist opening. The end Employee #1 was holding raised and then lowered. Employee #1 reacted by letting go of his end, grabbing onto the floor so that he would not fall down the shaft. The column struck his leg, fracturing the tibia. He was admitted to El Rancho Springs Medical Center.
Keywords: fracture, tibia, welder, construction, steel column, manual mat handling, struck by, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307460501 Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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