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Accident: 99877.015 - Employee Falls And Fractures Leg When Guardrail Fails

Accident: 99877.015 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 10/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1270602.01510/16/2017Brown Construction
At 10:00 a.m. on October 11, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction compa ny, was tying steel for a floor pour at a multiemployer construction project, a two-story commercial building. He was working from the second floor when he tri pped and grabbed onto the cable for the guardrail system. The steel upright wel d in the guardrail system failed, and Employee #1 fell to the concrete floor, a fall height of 16 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was tra nsported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple leg fracture s.
Keywords: chain, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, guardrail, leg, structural collapse, tripped
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1270602.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist: 10
Cause: Erecting structural steel

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