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Inspection: 14825525 - Washington Iron & Stair Works Co

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 4

Nr: 14825525Report ID: 0352440Open Date: 04/10/1985

Washington Iron & Stair Works Co
521 Dijuilian Blvd
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3446/Architectural and Ornamental Metal Work

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/18/1985
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:04/23/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14194088Event: 04/01/1985Employee Injured In Fall From Support Column
Employee #1 and a coworker were installing an overhead crane railway while on a 20 ft high steel support structure near the end of a railway. A ladder was in place at the other end of the railway, but both employees felt that it would be easier to slide down the 10 in. beam railway support column at the northern end. The coworker descended first. Employee #1 lost his grip and fell the approximately 20 ft onto scrap lumber at the base of the column. He fractured his pelvis in two places and was hospitalized. Employee #1 said that he had attended regular safety meetings and knew that, to be safe, he should have used the ladder.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, ladder, descending, climbing on column, pelvis, fall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 14825525 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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