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Accident: 896670 - Employee Injured In Fall From Concrete Pier

Accident: 896670 -- Report ID: 0355118 -- Event Date: 07/13/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12661147407/14/19981622Alleghany Construction Company
Employee #1 was removing an approximately 15 ft high spacer located between two concrete piers. After attaching a wall chain positioning device, he began working on the spacer. The hook came loose from its attachment point, and Employee #1 fell to the ground. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: lifeline, pier, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Bridge New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126611474 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Forming for piers or pylons
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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