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Accident: 202526729 - One Employee Killed, One Injured In Fall With Rebar Column

Accident: 202526729 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 09/19/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12556881609/19/20071791Harris Salinas Rebar
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on September 19, 2007, Employees #1 and #2, both iron workers with Harris Salinas Rebar, were erecting rebar columns at a construction site in Sunnyvale, CA. They had climbed an approximately 21 ft tall rebar column in an attempt to reset it when the column fell over, crushing one worker and injurying the other. The workers were transported to Stanford Medical Center, where Employee #1 was pronounced dead and Employee #2 was admitted for treatment.
Keywords: erection process, unsecured, iron worker, work rules, column, construction, crushed, fall, bracing, overturn
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 5 60 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125568816 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
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FatCause:
2 125568816 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
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Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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