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Accident: 102527.015 - Employee Falls From Unsecured Joist And Fractures Spine

Accident: 102527.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 11/09/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1282229.01511/20/2017222 Builders
At 10:00 a.m. on November 9, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction compa ny, was engaged in exterior carpentry work, erecting wood framing, at a single f amily residential construction project. He was walking on a ceiling joist, not k nowing that the joist was not secured at one end. The joist and Employee #1 fell , a fall height of 13 feet. Employee #1 drove himself to the nearest emergency c are center. From there, he was transported by ambulance to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured spine.
Keywords: carpenter, fall, fall protection, fracture, joist, residential construction, unsecured, walking surface, wood erection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1282229.015 56 M Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist: 13
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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