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Accident: 99648.015 - Worker Is Struck By Falling Post And Incurs Multiple Injurie

Accident: 99648.015 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 09/01/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1261590.01509/01/2017Dutchland, Inc.
At 7:45 a.m. on September 1, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a co nstruction company, were working at a multiemployer project, the construction of a water tank at a treatment plant. Coworker #1 was operating a Liebherr LTM 12 00-5.1 Mobile Crane, which was being used to lift a concrete panel. A 450 pound , 42-foot long metal shoring post was attached to the concrete panel with a .75- inch bolt and a washer. A DeWalt DCF889 Cordless Impact Wrench had been used to attach the bolt to the concrete panel. Employee #1 was guiding the concrete pa nel as the crane lifted it. The metal post broke away from the bolt and struck Employee #1 in the head. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was tr ansported to a hospital shock/trauma center. He was admitted and treated for a concussion, a compression fracture of the neck, three fractured ribs, and a frac tured leg. During the subsequent investigation, it was determined that Employee #1, a trained Signal Person and Rigger with OSHA 30-hour course training, had b een wearing head protection.
Keywords: concussion, construction, crane, falling object, fracture, hard hat, metal pole, signalman, struck by, water tank
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 42
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1261590.015 32 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls

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