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Accident: 202506788 - Employee Fractures Leg In Fall When Column Collapses

Accident: 202506788 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 10/07/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31107101310/09/20081791Cmc Steel Fabricators, Inc. Dba Cmc Regional Steel
At approximately 12:09 p.m. on October 7, 2008, an employee and a coworker were working setting columns and securing them. The employee had climbed the column with fall protection and was disconnecting the rigging and the column fell over. The rebar column was not properly secured in the ground with braces, stakes and nails. The employee released the rigging at the top and the rebar column fell. The employee rode the column down to the ground when it collapsed and suffered a broken right lower leg. The employee was hospitalized and treated for a fractured leg.
Keywords: fracture, rebar, collapse, column, fall, fall protection, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 5 68
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311071013 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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