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Accident: 123643.015 - Employee Receives Spine Fractures When Struck By Falling Wal

Accident: 123643.015 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 01/24/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1460092.01502/03/2020Merit Framing Inc.

At 8:30 a.m. on January 24, 2020, an employee worked to install hold downs to br ace the walls of new construction homes. At some point, a coworker yelled to the employee to "watch out" and the employee looked up to see walls collapsing. The employee took a position in an opening in the wall as the wall fell. The wall s truck the employee's head hard enough to knock off the employee's hard hat. The employee took a few steps and went to the ground. The employee was hospitalized to treat fractures to four vertebrae.

Keywords: collapse, falling object, fracture, hard hat, head, installing, struck by, vertebra, wall
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   1 10

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1460092.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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