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Accident: 202486734 - Ironworker Is Injured In Fall From Steel Structure

Accident: 202486734 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 03/06/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12020645304/09/20081791Jd2 Inc.
Two ironworkers, Employees #1 and #2 were working on a steel structure under construction to install safety cables on the perimeter of the steel building on the second floor. Employee #2 had welded washers to the columns that were erected. Safety cables were then to be attached to these washers. The cables were tightened by Employee #1 and #2 using a come-along (tightening device). After tightening the cables, Employee #1 pushed on the cable and it came loose because the weld of the washer broke and caused the cable to break free. Employee #1 fell to the ground. He sustained a broken right leg and heel. Employee #1 was hospitalized for four days.
Keywords: fracture, lifeline, unsecured, iron worker, construction, fall, foot, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 3 39
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120206453 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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