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Inspection Detail

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170723399 Event: 02/19/1993Employee Fractures Back In Fall From Column
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on February 19, 1993, Employee #1 was working from a 16 ft rebar column (D-12) support rod, while attempting to align wooden forms around it. The column slowly started to fall over because of a gust of wind. The employee waited until it was approximately 5 to 7 ft from the asphalt surface, and then jumped from the column, tripping over a section of the support column as he fell, causing him to land on his back. He fractured a vertebra in his lower back. Employee #1 was transported by paramedics to Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, CA, and was admitted for treatment.
Keywords: fracture, high wind, struck against, column, construction, fall, fall protection, falling object, vertebra, asphalt
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119813509 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters

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