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Accident: 201151974 - Employee Fractured Hip And Wrist In Fall From Top Plate

Accident: 201151974 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 09/08/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12589998912/30/19981751Total Framing

On September 8, 1998, Employee #1, a framer, was standing on a top plate, bending over and attaching the freeze block to the frame. The ridge block gave loose. The truss broke apart and came down. Employee #1 lost his balance and fell 10 ft to the cement floor. Employee #1 sustained injuries to his hip. He also fractured his right wrist and broke his nose. Employee #1 was hospitalized at the Inland Valley Hospital for four days.

Keywords: fracture, blocks, construction, nose, fall, lost balance, hip, wrist
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125899989 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from roof

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