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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 638262 - Employee Injured In Fall Onto Rebar

Accident: 638262 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 07/31/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30100315808/03/19981542Mike Battaglia Construction, Inc.
Employee #1 was laying concrete blocks from a scaffold platform when the platform planks became dislodged and fell. Employee #1 fell onto an unguarded and unprotected metal reinforcing rod 11 ft below the platform. The reinforcing rod pierced his scrotum from underneath, for which he was hospitalized.
Keywords: rebar, impaled, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, unguarded, puncture, scaffold, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301003158 Hospitalized injury Puncture Brickmasons and stonemasons FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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