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Accident: 307391672 - Employee Is Struck By Column

Accident: 307391672 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 02/15/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30739167202/18/20051771Michael Heavey Construction
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on February 15, 2005, Employee #1, a laborer, was working for Michael Heavey Construction, a subcontractor doing concrete work, remodeling a residential house. The crew was in the process of removing an I-beam column approximately 20 feet in length through a floor opening, with a "Gradali" forklift. The column was hoisted up past the third floor and its bottom plate snagged at the opening. Employee #1 tried to free the jam. When the column was freed it pivoted and the heavier upper end came down, striking Employee #1 on the right forearm as he retreated. Employee #1 was taken to SF General Hospital by ambulance, where he was treated for multiple fractures to his right forearm. He was hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: fracture, forearm, column, construction, hoist, industrial truck, floor opening, struck by, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 3 36
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307391672 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Hoisting Bundles
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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