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Accident: 884700 - Employee Injured In Fall With Concrete Beam

Accident: 884700 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 11/06/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11117802611/07/19891799T.L. Smith Of Chandler Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11117803411/07/19891542Mccarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Employee #1, the general manager of T.L. Smith of Chandler, Inc., a subcontractor specializing in concrete cutting, was supervising a job that involved cutting a 28 in. by 5 ft 1 in. concrete beam. This beam was supported by four metal joists 18 ft above the next floor level. Employee #1, who had been standing on a secured scaffold, climbed on top of the beam to watch the cutting. When the beam was cut through, it fell 18 ft, carrying the employee with it. He suffered several puncture wounds on his left side, arm, and leg. He was hospitalized for observation and released the next day.
Keywords: unsecured, work rules, concrete beam, leg, puncture, construction, fall, arm, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111178026 Hospitalized injury Puncture Managers and administrators, n.e.c
2 111178034 Occupation Not Listed

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