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Accident: 94599.015 - Employee Rigging Girders Is Struck And Pelvis Is Fractured

Accident: 94599.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 04/04/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1223886.01504/10/2017Barton Malow Company
At 7:20 a.m. on April 4, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a construction company, were working at a multiemployer construction project for a manufacturing plant. They were tasked with rigging structural steel open web girders and placing them by crane on the structure. The girders measured 50 feet long and weighed 6,000 pounds. Employee #1, a journeyman ironworker, and Coworker #1, an apprentice ironworker, were rigging the girders, and Coworker #2 was operating the crane. The girders were staged in an upright position in the laydown area. Employee #1 rigged a girder and signaled Coworker #2 to hoist it. As the girder was hoisted, it caught the bottom lift of the girder positioned next to it. The displaced girder toppled over and struck Employee #1. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fractures to his pelvis.
Keywords: steel erection, crane, hoist, girder, rigging, fracture, falling object, steel beam, pelvis, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1223886.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Strctural Iron /& Steel Worker FallDist:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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