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Inspection: 111178026 - T.L. Smith Of Chandler Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nevada Las Vegas

Nr: 111178026Report ID: 0953220Open Date: 11/07/1989

T.L. Smith Of Chandler Inc.
2700 S Casino Dr
Laughlin, NV 89029
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1799/Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 1135 N Mcqueen Rd., #134, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/07/1989
Planning Guide: Safety-Construction Close Case:11/07/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 884700Event: 11/06/1989Employee Injured In Fall With Concrete Beam
Employee #1, the general manager of T.L. Smith of Chandler, Inc., a subcontractor specializing in concrete cutting, was supervising a job that involved cutting a 28 in. by 5 ft 1 in. concrete beam. This beam was supported by four metal joists 18 ft above the next floor level. Employee #1, who had been standing on a secured scaffold, climbed on top of the beam to watch the cutting. When the beam was cut through, it fell 18 ft, carrying the employee with it. He suffered several puncture wounds on his left side, arm, and leg. He was hospitalized for observation and released the next day.
Keywords: unsecured, work rules, concrete beam, leg, puncture, construction, fall, arm, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111178026 Hospitalized injury Puncture Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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