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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 company, 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 tripped and grabbed onto the cable for the guardrail system. The steel upright weld 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 transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple leg fractures.
Keywords: structural collapse, construction, fall protection, guardrail, leg, fracture, fall, chain, 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 Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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