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Accident: 97304.015 - Employee'S Leg Is Struck And Fractured By A Falling Steel Ra

Accident: 97304.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 07/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1248063.01507/18/2017Global Metal Construction D.O.O.
At 10:00 a.m. on July 10, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in erecting a steel rack frame at a multiemployer construction site . He was working on the ground and erecting the fifth steel rack frame onto the base/jig when the second rack frame fell over due to failure of a clamp. As th e second rack frame fell, it knocked over the third, fourth, and fifth frame sec tions in a domino effect. The fifth rack frame struck Employee #1's left leg/kn ee. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hosp ital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured left tibia, a full thickness rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and bleeding into the knee join t spaces.
Keywords: construction, falling object, installing, knee, leg, rupture, steel erection, struck by, structural collapse, tibia
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition   82
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1248063.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Assemblers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel

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