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Accident: 97303.015 - Employee Falls From Elevated Working Surface And Suffers Mul

Accident: 97303.015 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 06/15/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1240131.01506/15/2017Miw Corp.
On June 15, 2017, Employee #1 was installing metal decking and performing edge w ork. He and another coworker were moving a sheet of metal decking to get ready t o place it in position. While moving the metal sheet, Employee #1 tripped and fe ll over backwards through the perimeter safety cable. The perimeter cable was in stalled with a top rail only. No mid-rail was in place. Perimeter safety cable i nstallation was also incomplete. He fell from elevated working surface, sufferin g multiple injuries that included broken bones in right hand, three fractured ri bs, cracked skull, and six fractured vertebrae. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he received treatment and was then hospitalized.
Keywords: elevated work platform, fall, fracture, hand, metal decking, rib, skull, steel erection, tripped, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 4 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1240131.015 61 M Hospitalized injury FallDist: 16
FallHt:16
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause:

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