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Accident: 94612.015 - Employee Falls From Unguarded Catwalk, Fractures Skull, Othe

Accident: 94612.015 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 04/07/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1223946.01504/10/2017Columbia Construction

At 4:30 a.m. on April 7, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a constr uction company, were engaged in decking work at a manufacturing plant. Employee #1 was working from an unguarded catwalk and attempting to help Coworker #1 pul l in some decking material from an unguarded opening on the second floor. Emplo yee #1 fell from the catwalk to the ground, a fall height of approximately 14 fe et. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hosp ital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured skull and other bone fracture s.

Keywords: catwalk, construction, decking, fall, fall protection, fracture, installing, skull, unguarded, unguarded fl opening
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 14

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1223946.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist: 14
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Flashing Of Decking

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