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Accident: 100162.015 - Employee Falls From Scaffold, Incurs Head, Shoulder Injuries

Accident: 100162.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 05/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1235641.01505/26/2017Titan Sheet Metal
At 3:30 p.m. on May 20, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was installing rain gutters on a two-story residence, a multiemployer construction project. He was on the second level of the metal scaffolding erected around the building and reaching over his head to perform the installation. Employee #1 fell from the scaffold platform, a fall height of 12 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a concussion and a shoulder injury. During the subsequent investigation, it was determined that the scaffold top rail, part of the guardrail system, was partially displaced and detached from the scaffolding post at the corner where Employee #1 had been working.
Keywords: shoulder, elevated work platform, fall, guardrail, residential construction, scaffold, roof, installing, fall protection, concussion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1235641.015 62 M Hospitalized injury Concussion Plasterers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Fall from/with scaffold

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