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Accident: 143290.015 - Employee Falls In Scaffold Collapse, Receives Fractures To B

Accident: 143290.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 12/22/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1575603.01502/01/2022Scherrer Construction Co., Inc.

At 4:00 p.m. on December 22, 2021, an employee worked from a scaffold to install sill plates and assist in setting trusses for new residential construction. At some point, the employee attempted to descend from the scaffold using a step lad der. While attempting to get onto the ladder, the scaffold collapsed, and the em ployee fell approximately ten feet. The employee was taken to the hospital to tr eat fractures to both wrists but was not hospitalized.

Keywords: collapse, descending ladder, fall, fracture, ladder, scaffold, wrist
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   1

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1575603.015 39 M Non Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer FallDist: 10
Cause: Roofing

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