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Accident: 202529608 - Worker Breaks Arm In Fall From Steel Column

Accident: 202529608 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 04/14/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30991311904/30/20091791Riverton Steel Construction
At approximately 2:45 p.m. on April 14, 2009, Employee #1, a journeyman ironworker of Riverton Steel Construction, was landing a steel beam. He was climbing a column at a two story steel framed building and fell 30 feet to the ground striking a metal cross beam during the fall. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for a broken right arm and contusions to the lower back.
Keywords: fracture, steel column, back, steel erection, fall, arm, steel connecting, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309913119 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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