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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 171055528 Event: 09/12/1997Employee Injured In Fall From Structural Steel
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on September 11, 1997, Employee #1, an iron worker connector, lost his footing while stepping from a girder onto floor decking. He had unhooked his lanyard from the safety line and was stepping from the girder to the deck when his lanyard caught on something and pulled him backward. Employee #1 lost his balance and fell 30 ft, suffering a fractured pelvis and arm, and a shattered foot. The girder he was walking on had a safety line attached and his lanyard had been hooked to it, but he had come to the end of the girder and was about to come down when he fell.
Keywords: fracture, iron worker, work rules, caught by, construction, lanyard, pelvis, fall, lost balance, foot
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126777069 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; brickmasons, stonemasons, tilesetters

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