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Accident: 132994.015 - Employee Injures Back In Fall When Stair Landing Collapses

Accident: 132994.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 01/09/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1513213.01501/13/2021Premier Wall Systems, Inc.

At 11:45 a.m. on January 9, 2021, Employee #1, employed by a drywall contractor, was unloading drywall mud from a building's fourth floor window onto a stair la nding. The employee stacked approximately 2,000 pounds of drywall mud onto the landing, an excessive load which caused the stairwell to collapse. The employee fell with the structure. He was transported to the hospital and admitted for t reatment of bruising and vertebral damage to his back.

Keywords: back, blunt force trauma, contusion, drywall, fall, fall protection, falling object, loading, overloaded, stair, stair landing, structural collapse, vertebra, work surface
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   4

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1513213.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Drywall installers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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