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Accident: 100173.015 - Employee Falls While Attempting To Tie Off And Fractures Leg

Accident: 100173.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 10/23/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1272948.01510/25/2017Haselden Construction
At 3:00 p.m. on October 23, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was assigned to lay decking for the construction of a two-story commercial building. He used a ladder to climb a concrete form, intending to attach his personal fall protection system, that is, to tie off. Employee #1 missed when he attempted to snap his hook into place. He fell, a fall height of 6 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured leg.
Keywords: ppe, building, fall, fracture, leg, ladder, fall protection, construction, tie-off
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1272948.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction Laborer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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