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Accident: 93088.015 - Employee Slips, Falls And Fractures Ribs

Accident: 93088.015 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 02/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1209356.01502/08/2017Ajo Concrete Construction, Inc.
At 8:30 a.m. on February 8, 2017, an employee and his coworkers installed a conc rete storm water management riser in a water retention pond. The footing for a 2-foot, tall riser was poured, and the formwork was then installed for the riser 's side walls and supports. A double (2 inch by 4 inch) horizontal walers with vertical "stiffback" boards for bracing was installed. After the employee stood , on a 3 1/2 inch wide "waler", he then slipped and fell 10 feet down to a mud a nd gravel surface, landing on his feet and back. Afterwards, the employee susta ined 2 fractured ribs and a back injury. He was hospitalized and then released t he next day.
Keywords: back, bracing, building, concrete, concrete form work, fall, fall protection, foot, guard, rib, slip, slippery surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition   16
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1209356.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist: 10
FallHt:10
Cause: Forming
FatCause:

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