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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14566913 - Employee Injured In Fall From Fifth Floor Catwalk

Accident: 14566913 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 05/21/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1512935605/24/19841721S David And Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1512955405/24/19841522The Haskell Company

Employee #1 and another painter were preparing to paint a wall on the fifth floor next to a walkway leading to an exit. Several sheets of sheetrock were leaning against the wall to be painted. While trying to move the sheetrock, they dropped it and lost their balance. Employee #1 fell through the unguarded walkway to the ground, suffering a broken heel and pelvis.

Keywords: work rules, catwalk, lost balance, fracture, guardrail, construction, pelvis, fall, fall protection, unstable load

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15129356 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; painters, paperhangers and plasterers
2 15129554 Occupation Not Listed

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