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Accident: 202498705 - Employee Falls From Elevation, Sustains Minor Injuries

Accident: 202498705 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 04/24/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31103037304/24/20071629Daniel G. Schuster, Inc.
Employee #1 was disassembling a concrete form for a vertical column which had the rebar already in position. Employee #1 climbed the column while tied off to one of the anchor points with a retractable braking line attached to a full body harness. Employee #1 proceeded to disconnect the former braces, and when one fell, it released the portion where Employee #1 had tied off. It began to fall pulling him off the structure. Employee #1 fell approximately 20 ft to the ground sustaining serious, but not permanent contusions, sprains, and abrasions. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was treated and released.
Keywords: concrete form work, brace, fall, fall protection, tie-off
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 5 65
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311030373 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Forming for piers or pylons
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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