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Accident: 115725.015 - Employee Falls Three Stories Down And Fractures Vertebrate

Accident: 115725.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 04/12/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1396148.01504/24/2019Precision Fire Systems Inc.

At 8:00 a.m. on April 12, 2019, an employee was installing fire sprinkler piping on an apartment located on the third floor. After installing the pipe for the s prinkler head facing the balcony, the employee went onto the third floor unprote cted balcony to ensure the newly installed pipe was straight. As he looked up t o the pipe, he kept walking backward. The employee fell from the unprotected b alcony down 32 feet to the ground. The employee fractured the vertebrate and th umb and was hospitalized.

Keywords: fall, fracture, installing, thumb, unprotected, vertebra, walk platform, walking backward
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   4 32

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1396148.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Installers And Repairers FallDist:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit

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