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Accident: 110928.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries In Fall When Joist Breaks

Accident: 110928.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 06/19/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1330297.01507/16/2018Twr Enterprises, Inc.

At 9:45 a.m. on June 19, 2018, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a constr uction framing contractor, were engaged in carpentry work at a single family res idential construction project. Employee #1 was working on top of a joist 12 fee t above the floor of a garage that was being framed. Coworker #1, the company f oreman, was operating a forklift and unloading a bundle of decking sheets on top of the joist. Under the weight of the decking sheets, the joist broke. Employ ee #1 fell and struck the concrete floor, a fall height of 12 feet. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for three fractured ribs , a punctured lung, and a fractured left leg.

Keywords: collapsed lung, fall, fall protection, forklift, fracture, framing, joist, leg, loading, puncture, residential construction, rib, roof decking, structural collapse
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1330297.015 64 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist: 12
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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