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Accident: 202474714 - Employee Loses Eye When Struck By Or Impaled On Rebar

Accident: 202474714 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 12/14/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30718701301/08/20081541H & H Construction Services Inc.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on December 14, 2007, Employee #1, a laborer with H & H Construction Services, Inc., was at a single-family residential construction site in West Covina, CA, cutting some horizontal rebars at grade level. He was using hand pliers when an approximately 8 ft long by 3/4 in. in diameter rebar struck him in the right eye or his eye otherwise became impaled on it. Employee #1 was transported by paramedics to County USC Medical Center for treatment. He was hospitalized for four days, but they were unable to save his eye. The 14 in. long hand plier, model 350, that Employee #1 was using was inspected at the site and found to be working properly.
Keywords: eye, rebar, impaled, work rules, struck against, construction, struck by, hand tool
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 24
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307187013 Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause: Other

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