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Accident Summary Nr: 202446605 - Carpenter Sustains Fractures In Second-Story Fall

Accident Summary Nr: 202446605 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/26/2007
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
31059885905/22/20071751238130Lucas And Mercier Construction

Abstract: At approximately 8:39 a.m. on April 26, 2007, Employee #1 was working as an exterior carpenter for a framing contractor. The firm had 1,000 employees, and he was a regular employee. At the time of accident, Employee #1 was using tool such as a Skilsaw to cut blocks to make a wall on the second floor of a residential home. He was positioned about 3 feet from the edge of the second floor, 10 feet 7 inches above the ground level in the kitchen area. The extension cord connected to the saw was stuck, so Employee #1 pulled on it. When he did, it came loose, and Employee #1 lost his balance. He fell onto a concrete floor and sustained multiple fractures. He was hospitalized.

Keywords: fracture, carpenter, cord set, construction, saw, fall, lost balance
Accident Details
End Use Project Type Project Cost Stories Non-building Height Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 19

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation Construction
1 310598859 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters Distance of Fall: feet
Worker Height Above Ground/Floor: 11 feet
Cause: Exterior carpentry
Fatality Cause: Fall, other

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