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Accident: 101698.015 - Employee Falls From Walkway And Injures Hip And Head

Accident: 101698.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 12/19/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1284708.01512/22/2017Holsinger Drywall Inc.
At 1:30 p.m. on December 19, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employed by a dr ywall construction company, were working at a multiemployer construction project , a new multifamily residential building. Employee #1 was on a second floor wal k platform and handing a ladder down to Coworker #1. Employee #1 impacted the p latform's guardrail, the guardrail came apart, and he fell to the concrete surfa ce. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hosp ital. He was admitted and treated for a hip fracture and a head laceration.
Keywords: fall, fall protection, fracture, guardrail, head, hip, residential construction, struck against, structural collapse, walk platform
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1284708.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Drywall installers FallDist:
Cause: Interior carpentry

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