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Accident: 96579.015 - Worker Falls From Beam And Incurs Multiple Injuries

Accident: 96579.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 05/30/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1240514.01506/21/2017Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.
At 4:30 p.m. on May 30, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, w as working at a construction job site. He was straddling an I-beam and machiner y framework while using a come-a-long to move a gear box into place. The come-a -long slipped, causing Employee #1 to lose his balance and fall, a fall height o f approximately 12 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was tr ansported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for three fractured ribs , a partially collapsed lung, a concussion, and various contusions and laceratio ns.
Keywords: beam, concussion, fall, fall protection, fracture, hoisting mechanism, installing, laceration, lung, rib
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1240514.015 55 M Hospitalized injury Supervisors, mechanics and repairers

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