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Accident: 202509998 - Steel Beam Erector Falls And Fractures Both Arms

Accident: 202509998 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 08/21/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31681847508/23/20131791Western Steel Erectors
On August 21, 2013, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, of Western Steel Erectors, were erecting steel beams as part of a building construction. After connecting beams in one area, they proceeded to move to another area to perform additional beam connections. They were walking on top of a CMU (concrete masonry unit) wall when Employee #1 fell approximately 22 feet to a concrete floor below. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for multiple fractures to both his arms.
Keywords: erection process, fracture, steel beam, installing, joist, construction, fall, fall protection, arm, steel connecting
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 22
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316818475 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:22
Cause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Connecting
FatCause: Fall, other

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