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Accident: 103178.015 - Worker Falls As He Dismantles Shoring And Fractures Skull

Accident: 103178.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 09/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1271712.01510/20/2017Guy Yocom Construction, Inc.

At 10:56 a.m. on September 8, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction comp any, was engaged in decking work at the multiemployer construction of an 8-story multifamily residential building. He was dismantling sections of deck shoring when he removed a shoring tower section, not realizing he was still tied off to the section with his fall protection lanyard. As the shoring section fell, it p ulled Employee #1 down, and he fell and struck the cement floor, a fall height o f 12 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to t he hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured skull and multiple int ernal injuries.

Keywords: decking, dismantling, fall, fall protection, falling object, fracture, lanyard, residential construction, shoring, skull
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   8 92

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1271712.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist: 12
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Final Attachment Deck (Wel

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