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Accident: 202597191 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Scaffold

Accident: 202597191 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 06/29/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31355617707/08/20091751Red Lakes Inc

On June 29, 2009, Employee #1 and coworkers were constructing an addition to an existing single family home. Employee #1 was using a plywood platform as a scaffold to frame around a skylight. A 6 ft stepladder was placed against the scaffold to access the platform. After exiting from the stepladder and onto the scaffold, he stepped back while standing on scaffold and fell 10.17 ft to the ground. He struck the ground, receiving fractures to his ribs and vertebrae. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he underwent treatment and was hospitalized.

Keywords: fracture, stepladder, rib, fall, fall protection, vertebra, work platform, unguarded, scaffold
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 3 30

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313556177 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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