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Accident: 101435.015 - Employee Falls Off Scaffolding That Was Missing Mid-Rail And

Accident: 101435.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 06/16/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1244632.01506/29/2017O'Rourke Inc
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on June 16, 2017, Employee #1 was working at a new co nstruction site for the building of a single-family dwelling consisting of two l evels and a basement garage. He and a coworker were on a scaffold and installing window on the upper level of the residential building. Employee #1 had complete d installation of the window and was waiting on the coworker to complete install ation of his window. Employee #1 stepped backwards against the scaffold that was missing a mid-rail. He fell approximately 20 ft and landed on his head and back on the neighbor's concrete driveway. Employee #1 suffered head injuries and fra ctured cervical vertebrae in the fall. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he received treatment and was then hospitalized.
Keywords: fall, fracture, guardrail, head, scaffold, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2 24
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1244632.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist: 20
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing

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