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Accident: 101523.015 - Employee Falls When Guardrail Fails And Fractures Leg, Ankle

Accident: 101523.015 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 12/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1283279.01512/13/2017Art C Klein Construction Inc
At 2:30 p.m. on December 8, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction compan y, was installing insulation at a multiemployer construction project, a five-sto ry commercial building. He leaned on a second floor balcony's guardrail, and th e guardrail failed. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 12 feet, and landed on t he pavement. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured leg and fractured an kles.
Keywords: ankle, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, guardrail, leg, structural collapse
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   5 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1283279.015 42 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors

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