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Accident: 745224 - Falling Steel Beam Fractures Employee'S Legs

Accident: 745224 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 03/31/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10437628003/31/19881791Williams Enterprises, Inc.
Employees #1 and #2 were removing existing steel beams and lowering them to a concrete deck to be fabricated; the beams were then to be raised and connected at a lower level. Employees #1 and #2 were riding a beam down to the concrete deck. The beam was attached to a 2 1/2 ton chain fall connected to a steel beam column. When the column toppled over, the 30 ft long beam fell approximately 12 ft to the concrete deck. The beam landed on Employees #1 and #2, who were hospitalized with fractured legs.
Keywords: steel beam, unsecured, work rules, construction, steel column, fall, struck by, falling object, leg, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104376280 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers
2 104376280 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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