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Accident: 116243.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries In Fall While Unloading Hv

Accident: 116243.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 05/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1400611.01505/14/2019Umc, Inc.

At 2:00 p.m. on May 3, 2019, Employee #1, employed by an HVAC company, was unloa ding equipment for installation at a four-story multifamily residential building that was being constructed. He was working without a fall protection system fr om a forklift basket and unloading HVAC fan coils to the third floor when he fel l from the unprotected edge, a fall height of 22 feet. Emergency services trans ported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted with multiple injurie s, including a dislocated shoulder, two fractured ribs, and a bruised lung.

Keywords: aerial lift, basket, blunt force trauma, contusion, dislocated, fall, fall protection, fan, forklift, fracture, guardrail, hvac, lung, material handling, off loading, residential construction, rib, shoulder, unguarded,
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   4

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1400611.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics FallDist: 22
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)

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