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Accident: 97888.015 - Worker Falls Through Patio Cover Hole And Is Injured

Accident: 97888.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 04/04/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1233040.01505/17/2017N L Petri Construction

At 3:00 p.m. on April 4, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a home improvements cont ractor, was working at a private residence. He was dismantling an existing pati o in preparation for replacing it with a new patio. Employee #1 climbed onto th e top of the patio cover to cut it into smaller pieces for removal. As he worke d, he stepped back and his foot went through an already cut section of the cover . Employee #1 fell through the opening and down to the ground, a fall height of approximately 8 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was tran sported to the hospital. He was treated for injuries to his head, back and neck and then discharged.

Keywords: back, construction, cover, dismantling, fall, fall protection, head, neck, residential construction, roof opening
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  Alteration or rehabilitation   2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1233040.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Demolition

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