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Accident: 202507406 - Employee Fractures Ribs In Fall From Upper Level

Accident: 202507406 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 08/15/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31107436308/20/20091791Cold Steel Erectors, Inc.,
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on August 15, 2009, Employee #1, a superintendent ironworker, was aligning a piece of structural steel at height of approximately 28 ft, atop the south side of the newly constructed Lowes hardware store. Employee #1 connected and welded in place several of the T-irons. When he was aligning another T iron, he lost his footing and fell 28 ft to the outer side of the building. Employee #1 landed in the dirt on his back and fractured his two ribs. Emergency Medical Services were notified, and paramedics arrived on scene several minutes later. Employee #1 was then transported to the John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, Virginia for treatment. He was hospitalized for more than 24 hours.
Keywords: chest, erection process, fracture, steel, building, construction, welding, rib, fall, lost control
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311074363 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from roof

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