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Accident: 202456380 - Employee Is Injured When Reinforced Steel Pierces Arm

Accident: 202456380 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 04/09/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31338097404/20/20101731Neubauer Electric Inc
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on April 9, 2010 Employee #1, an apprentice electrician, was in the process of installing an electrical conduit. Employee #1 was standing on the finished concrete floor and bending a 1.25-inch EMT conduit with a hand bender. As he braced the hand bender in order to apply leverage with his leg and applied pressure in order to make a bend, the hand bender slipped on the finished concrete floor resulting in him falling to the ground. Employee #1 was transported to Whittier Presbyterian Hospital and admitted the same day. Employee #1 sustained fractured tibia and fibula. Employee #1 received surgery in the hospital. He was then discharged on April 13, 2010. The causal factor of the accident was the hand bender slipped on the finished concrete floor.
Keywords: fracture, installing, tibia, conduit, electrician, construction, fall, concrete, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313380974 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians' apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:1
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Fall, other

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