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Accident: 98137.015 - Worker Falls And Incurs Multiple Fractures When Lanyard Brea

Accident: 98137.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 08/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1254571.01508/10/2017Elkhorn Construction, Inc.
At 9:30 a.m. on August 8, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in concrete work at a multiemployer construction project, a sewer/w ater treatment plant. While moving laterally and repositioning himself on top o f a steel and concrete form, Employee #1 slipped off the form and fell to the co ncrete floor, a fall height of 16 feet. Emergency services were called, and Emp loyee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for fractures to his skull, hip, and wrist. According to the subsequent investigation, his retr actable lanyard appears to have broken during the process of arresting his fall.
Keywords: concrete form work, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, hip, lanyard, skull, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition   16
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1254571.015 30 M Hospitalized injury FallDist: 16
FallHt:16
Cause: Stripping and curing concrete
FatCause:

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