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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170715452 Event: 03/21/1992Employee Injured In Fall From Ladder
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on March 21, 1992, Employee #1, a field foreman iron worker, was trying to lift and install a reinforcement header above a saw cut door in an existing wall. He was attempting to attach a motor hoist to an existing beam so he could lift the header channel into place. Employee #1 was assisted by a coworker while he climbed a ladder. Employee #1 lost his balance and the hoist fell on his chest. Employee #1 was transported to UCI Medical Center by paramedics for treatment and medical observation. The company had provided a Genie hoist for Employee #1 to use, but he felt a ladder was a quicker way to reach the beam.
Keywords: chest, fracture, installing, iron worker, ladder, hoist, fall, struck by, falling object, lost balance
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 112134440 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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