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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201084969 Event: 02/17/2004Employee Injured From Fall
On February 17, 2004, Employee #1, a worker at a steel construction company, was assisting in the setting of a steel column. The column had been bolted with anchor bolts and raised into position, using a forklift. Employee #1 climbed a nearby ladder and got onto the column to unlock the lifting line. For some reason, the anchor bolts pulled out of the footing and the column fell over, causing Employee #1 to jump off the column and land on top of the forklift. He was transported to a local hospital and diagnosed with a cracked sternum, which no treatment exists.
Keywords: chest, structure moving, fracture, building, steel column, bolt, fall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120321484 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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