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Accident: 97835.015 - Worker Is Struck By I-Beam And Incurs Multiple Fractures

Accident: 97835.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 07/31/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1252260.01508/02/2017Miller Brothers Construction Inc
At 11:30 a.m. on July 31, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a const ruction company, were working on a road construction project. They were placing a bridge deck. Employee #1 was placing a hoist clamp on a steel I-beam in prep aration for extracting it from the worksite. Coworker #1 was operating an excav ator with boom and the hoist clamp to be used in the beam extraction. Employee #1 had been communicating with Coworker #1 by hand signals. However, when Cowor ker #1 moved the boom, Employee #1 was no longer in Coworker #1's direct line of sight. The moving boom caused the I-beam to swing into and strike Employee #1. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospita l. He was admitted and treated for a fractured collarbone and multiple rib frac tures.
Keywords: beam, boom, collarbone, construction, fracture, highway, hoist, powered industrial vehicle, rib, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1252260.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Highway Maintenance Worker FallDist:
Cause: Placing bridge deck

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