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Accident: 102105.015 - Worker Erecting Joists Falls And Incurs Multiple Injuries

Accident: 102105.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 07/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1251250.01507/31/2017Gonsalves & Santucci, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on July 27, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a multiemployer construction site for a two-story multifamily re sidential building. He was placing wood joists and plywood to create a roof wor king surface. As he worked from a joist beam, he fell through the joists to the concrete surface, a fall height of approximately 13.5 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for internal bleeding, a fractured collarbone, three fractured ribs, and lacerations throughout his body.
Keywords: carpenter, erection process, fall, fall protection, fracture, joist, laceration, residential construction, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   2 14
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1251250.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter FallDist: 14
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Hoisting Bundles

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