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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202328621 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Joist

Accident: 202328621 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 10/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30473135910/10/20011751V. Mccarthy Carpentry, Inc.

On October 10, 2001, Employee #1 was walking below a deck under construction without head protection. A foreman was positioning a joist on the deck when the joist slipped and fell, striking Employee #1 on the head. He was transported to a hospital, treated for an abrasion, and then released. Later in the day, Employee #1 was admitted to the hospital for possible vertebrae injuries.

Keywords: decking, head, hard hat, joist, construction, abrasion, struck by, vertebra
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 3 30

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304731359 Hospitalized injury Other Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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