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Accident: 104849.015 - Employee Falls While Installing Decking And Incurs Multiple

Accident: 104849.015 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 04/18/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1309734.01504/12/2018Martin Iron Works, Inc.

At 2:10 p.m. on April 18, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a multiemployer construction project, a university building. He was installing decking on the second level. A sheet of decking Employee #1 was handling became caught on a rebar dowel protruding from a wall, and Employee #1 lost balance, stepped back, and fell through an opening to the floor below, a f all height of approximately 18 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employ ee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple injuries, including a facial fracture and lacerations, pelvis fractures, and a fractured left femur.

Keywords: construction, decking panel, fall, fall protection, floor opening, fracture, installing, laceration, lost balance, rebar
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   2 18

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1309734.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters FallDist: 18
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl

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