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Accident: 201487188 - Worker Injured In Construction Site Fall

Accident: 201487188 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 10/06/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30112225510/08/20041751Union Framing

At approximately 11:00 a.m. on October 6, 2004, Employee #1 was working on a new wood frame residential construction, hand nailing second story floor joists in place to the framed walls at a height of 10 feet above grade when he began to feel dizzy. He attempted to call out for help but was unable to speak. Employee #1 lost motor coordination and fell through the 2 ft by 4 ft floor joists, which were spaced 24 inches apart on center. He hit his head on the concrete slab below and suffered a laceration to the head. The initial illness that Employee #1 suffered and that led him to fall was not work-related.

Keywords: concrete slab, head, carpenter, construction, dizziness, fall, hand tool
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301122255 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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