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Accident: 142560.015 - Employee Falls When Wall Collapses, Receives Severe Leg And

Accident: 142560.015 -- Report ID: 0454714 -- Event Date: 12/20/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1571568.01512/30/2021Eduardo Romero

At 3:00 p.m. on December 20, 2021, an employee stood on an exterior, fifth floor wall to receive a bundle of trusses lifted by a crane. As the trusses were posi tioned, a temporary bracing wall in the center of the bundle collapsed and cause d the truss ends to strike against the fifth-floor walls, which then collapsed. The wall the employee stood on collapsed and the employee fell approximately fif ty-five feet. The employee was hospitalized to treat fractures to the right lowe r leg and lower back (vertebrae).

Keywords: back, bundle, collapse, crane, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, fracture, leg, truss, vertebra, wall
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   5

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1571568.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter FallDist: 55
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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