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Accident: 107530.015 - Two Employees Incur Multiple Injuries In Fall From Metal Dec

Accident: 107530.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 06/25/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1331766.01506/28/2018Los Primoz

At 2:00 p.m. on June 25, 2018, Employees #1 and #2 were installing metal decking for a floor of a six-story commercial building. Employee #1 was cutting a piec e of decking, and Employee #2 was walking on a beam, when Employee #2 fell from the beam. In falling, Employee #2 caused Employee #1 to fall, also. Both were wearing retractable lanyards for fall protection. However, Employee #1's lanyar d did not prevent him from striking the lower level deck, a fall height of appro ximately 10 feet. Employee #2's fall protection system did operate effectively. Both employees were transported to the hospital. Employee #1 was admitted and treated for a fractured C7 vertebra and facial lacerations. Employee #1 was tr eated for muscle strain and contusions from his safety harness, and he then was released.

Keywords: construction, contusion, cutting, face, fall, fall protection, fracture, laceration, lanyard, metal decking, sprain, vertebra, walking on beam
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   6

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1331766.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction FallDist: 10
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
2 1331766.015 35 M Non Hospitalized injury FallDist: 10
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl

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