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Accident: 908319 - Five Employees Injured In Fall From Elevated Highway Span

Accident: 908319 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 02/01/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11103524202/06/19911622Traylor Brothers Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11103526702/07/19911791Performance Steel Erectors
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11103524202/06/19911622Traylor Brothers Inc.
At 7:30 a.m. on February 1, 1991, three employees, a foreman and two laborers, tightened the friction collar on pilings that were supporting concrete form work for a span of an elevated highway. At 1:55 p.m. Employees #1 through #5 were atop the span, approximately 30 ft off the ground, finishing concrete work when the friction collar on piling #85 failed, sending wet concrete, form work, reinforcing steel, and the five employees to the ground. All five suffered contusions, abrasions, and lacerations, although none were severely injured. All five were treated at the hospital and Employees #1, #3, and #5 were kept overnight.
Keywords: concrete form work, piling, equipment failure, laceration, abrasion, contusion, highway, construction, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111035242 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers
2 111035242 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers
3 111035242 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers
4 111035242 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers
5 111035267 Occupation Not Listed
6 111035242 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Supervisors, n.e.c.

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