Accident Report Detail
Accident: 170838106 - Employee Falls From Scaffold
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|119627735||07/21/2003||1751||Sean O'Neill Construction|
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on June 19, 2003, Employees #1 and 2 were working on a porch under construction at a private residence, when it collapsed. The owner of the private residence hired a licensed contractor to build a porch at the main entry to his house. The licensed contractor then hired Employees #1 and 2 to form and pour the concrete and slab and erect wood columns and beams. Employees #1 and 2 were installing a 2-ft by 4-ft roof rafter, while working from the porch beams that were not crossed-braced. While Employees #1 and 2 were in the process of installing the last rafter, when the beams moved apart from overweight and the structure feel along with Employees #1 and 2. Employees #1 and 2 fell approximately 10 ft 4 in. to the ground. Employee #1 sustained a compound fracture to his lower left leg and a fractured left heel, and internal damage that resulted in major bleeding. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital, and treated for his injuries. The homeowner stopped the bleeding until the paramedics arrived. Employee #1 and the homeowner both have provided conflicting information at the initial and subsequent interviews.
|End Use||Proj Type||Proj Cost||Stories||NonBldgHt||Fatality|
|Single family or duplex dwelling||New project or new addition||Under $50,000||1||10|
FatCause: Collapse of structure