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Accident: 908962 - Iron Worker And Masons Injured By Falling Steel Joists

Accident: 908962 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 10/13/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12047291510/15/19921791Southern Steel Erectors Rigging And Hauling, Inc.
Employee #1, an iron worker, was helping rig a load of sheet metal near where Employees #2 through #5, masons, were eating lunch. Employee #1 was on the 13 ft high joists and decking when it collapsed. Employees #1 through #5 sustained a sprained ankle, a stomach injury, a bruised back, a bruised leg, cuts, and scratches. Employee #2 was hospitalized for her back injury. The open web steel joists were not secured to the cross beam members, and the loads were placed on the unsecured joists.
Keywords: decking, steel beam, joist, collapse, unsecured, iron worker, construction, fall, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120472915 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Structural metal workers
2 120472915 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Brickmasons and stonemasons apprentices
3 120472915 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Brickmasons and stonemasons apprentices
4 120472915 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Brickmasons and stonemasons
5 120472915 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Brickmasons and stonemasons apprentices

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